My beautiful sister, seven months pregnant. This is another example of a painting I’m not quite happy with, but also loth to fiddle around with too much anymore. The main reason I wanted to paint this in the first place is for the facial expression – peace, inwards-looking, contentment, silence. Though the transparent drapery was very satisfying to paint, I haven’t got the face right yet. It’s a physically large picture, which has made it easier to approach the fine details.
La paix au début
Acrylic on canvas board, 40x60cm, September 2018
Working sketch, chalk and pencil