30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 4

Ink, watercolor and oil painting on illustration board

Decided to go back to doing a portrait today. This one fought me quite bit and probably took longer than I would like. I started the drawing last night and hoped to get some of the underpainting done but that did not happen. But it’s finally finished. Time to plan the next one.
Ink, watercolor and oil paint on illustration board.
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Lady In Gray-Day 10 of 30 paintings in 30 Days

6"x6" ink and watercolor paint on illustration board
6″x6″ ink and watercolor paint on illustration board

There is not much of a story behind this one.  I have no idea who the woman is in this original photo.  I found the photo when I was looking at photos of people from the 30’s and 40’s.  I really enjoy the fashion and look of people from this time period.  I.m also a fan of film noir and I love films and photos that have deep shadows or mysterious backgrounds.  In all actuality, this photo was probably a little more bright then I would normally be drawn to.  But, there is something about her face being completely in shadow that caught my interest.

This is Day 10’s entry into the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.

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