Day 564 A -Ilenia part deux

Uses a one inch and an one and a half inch hog bristle to lighten the offending darks. I also added white and cobalt blue to the background using sheer layers. Lightened a lot of the face shadows with a watered white. 

No beards on Ilenia!! 

Of course I lightened the background w a dry white and cobalt blue. It helps soften some of her edges. Probably could do more but I am leaving her alone for now. 

Thanks for checking in!! 

Margaret who is off to knit and contemplate another painting. Xxx

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