It is a privilege to have an insight in to a person via their face. To sit and look and look more and more and see beyond the surface. Elin turned up in bright red lipstick, big black glasses, DM's and attitude. Amy (my daughter) sat peacefully in the familiarity of her mother painting. They are their own person. I love that. It is a painting of more than a face - its a person.
I love to use gouache. It can be thick like acrylic or thin like watercolour. It can hold or drip. And Indian ink of course - such a drama queen.