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2 of 2. This is the wife – to go with the Husband piece from yesterday. Her blouse posed a bit of a challenge to me. Such a large area of white with no significant details. I played with a number of ways to add in my own idea of what she could be wearing. Eventually, I decided I was over thinking it and left it white and simple. Instead of trying to add detail that wasn’t there, I decided to embrace the white, adding only enough blue to give it a hint of texture – and relying heavily on the texture of the brush strokes for the rest. It goes against my instincts to have such a heavy white area. Feels a little off-balance.

The Original Photo Scan

Detail Shots

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