Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Milly's spots

I spent most of yesterday darkening Milly and then put some of her spots on. The spots are Madder Red, Winsor Green and Permanent Rose, after I got a tip that it's better to mix your own browns. Milly herself has been done by layering Red Madder, Permanent Rose and Mauve. It's taking ages to get something that dark, at the same time as trying to make it look velvety and three dimensional.


  1. What a marvellous painting Jess...absolutely love it! I didn't think that Milly could get even more beautiful than she already was! Fantastic work! :) x

  2. Thanks Sonja and Alena - it means a lot to hear your comments. Very sweet of you Sonja. If only I could get Milly's fragrance into the painting. My bedroom smells like a vanilla-honey factory. It's incredible!