I am working on my abilty to create depth in my backgrounds. I painted the 12x24 canvas with Golden Black Gesso. Next some Golden Molding Paste to create some texture (I need to be a bit bolder in the use of my molding pastes…next time). I then added some Golden Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold. I allowed to dry completely between each application. Then I covered everything in a wash of Golden Titan Buff, then blotted it here and there with a paper towel.
I stared at it for a day until I saw a face. I filled in the face area with Titanium White, Iron Oxide and a bit of Titan Buff. The back of her head disappears into the canvas. My intent is to lift a face from the filled in area by adding shadows and highlights.
You can see I have added the mouth and some shadows and highlights. I also added arms and a heart with wings...waiting for shadows and highlights.