In this painting, I just used black and white paint over a cadmium red background. I let the red peek through here and there, keeping everything more or less integrated. This picture was really hard because I was trying to figure out how to show age without putting in every wrinkle. I think I got some sense of age but not as much as I wanted.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.