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Death masks.

I was trying to paint another water colour of Siân so that I could make it into a Noel Fielding inspired piece but it was going very wrong so I gave up on it. Then Nick gave me an idea to paint the shadow on her face instead of her features (Liz may have told me about this before but I didn’t understand). I really like the portrait of Siân, it looks peaceful and like she is sleeping.

Unfortunately I don’t like any of the other “death masks” I have painted.  In the two I made of myself I look like Hitler because my nose’s shadow creates a moustache that looks very much like his. I think the portraits of people I’ve made in this way look a lot older and more melancholy than they actually are. 

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
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