I began this painting by stitching the lower half of her face onto the canvas. The decisions I made from there were all trial and error. I just kept going until it looked and felt "right." I decided to use white outlines and just a little bit of cubing to make her more interesting. I love the simplicity and complexity of this piece.
Portrait of a Pensive Woman
9" by 12" oil, cold wax and stitching on canvas