|about 5" x 7" gouache on handmade paper|
Again, I started with a piece of the wrinkly, highly textured handmade/homemade recycled paper. The color made me think of this Zorn portrait and I set out to paint my take on it, super-limited "Zorn palette" of el cheapo gouache paints at the ready. Not that he used bottom of the line materials, but he did use a very limited palette of colors.
As the paper color was already the color of Zorn's jacket, I used the surface a la Coles Phillips, the fashion illustrator, who's "fade away girls" decorated countless ads and magazine covers of the early 1900's.