Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the Dressing Room

[Painted and drafted in early October]


My knowledge of models, actors, and actresses doesn't run much beyond Twiggy, Dustin Hoffman, and Meryl Streep. But I did have fun doing Jennifer Aniston's make-up today for a photo shoot.

A little gray here, Jennifer, to cover up that rough skin. 

Then some highlights up here to show your cheekbones.

Maybe a little black over here for mystery.

These values exercises continue to fascinate me, painting on slick magazine paper not withstanding. I turn an image upside down and just focus on the lightest lights, the darkest darks, and give gray to everything in between.

The decision-making is constant.

The need for careful observing constant.

And none of it easy.

OK, Jennifer. Done here. You seeing a colorist sometime soon? Um … your roots?

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