08 July 2012

mercy.

22" x 15", watercolour, 1998

When I decided to make the sweater a flat black, I toyed with the idea of painting it with acrylics to get a consistent level of darkness, but I used watercolours instead because I don't like to mix too many media unless it's absolutely necessary (like using a bit of watercolour for contrast in my wine paintings, or using oil pastels for the word "mercy." in this painting).

This is the same model in mad. –which also features a word (but using charcoal in that painting) over watercolours.


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