After doing 4 portraits and getting positive reactions I decided to make one for Rajika. Decided to continue with the sepia effect but using three colors this time – yellow ochre, burnt sienna and burnt umber. I even tried looking at seperating the picture into 3 areas of light, middle and dark.
I must say that I was quite pleased with this effort especially the shadow of the hair across her face. It doesnt quite look like Rajika – the mistakes that I noticed immediately were that the eye was too inset and the nose too big. but if i look beyond the likeness issue, i find that this one is the best efforts of all the work done since i started this set of portraits.
Have ended up keeping the painting. Rajika’s asked me to email her a photograph which i shall do tomorrow.