20 x 16 (frame size)
I completed this make-up painting a while ago, but had trouble photographing it due to glare on the glass. Yesterday, I removed the glass and was able to make a good image of it.
It is the 5th of the make-up paintings I have completed.
These are daffodils from our backyard --- in a glass milk bottle which I found in an antiques shop down the street from my studio. I set up the still life and made some good photos of it, then turned it to black and white to use as my reference for this project.
I painted it with Bobbi Brown eye make-up which I applied with brush and water, using warm and cool grays and browns. The whitest whites comes from the white of the watercolor paper left untouched.
This time I used pencil to help me with the drawing and edges. And, I worked carefully and diligently to get as much contrast as I could, i.e., a range of tones between a darkest black to a lightest white.