Empress Wu

A works in progress!

I have over the years read many novels and non fiction books set in China. From fantasy to romance to memoir. From this I  felt inspired to paint Chinese Empress Wu, I have used a number of historical photographic references and sketches to get to this stage in the painting. I would say I’m about a third through the painting process.

It is 16″ x 20″, so just a nice size for a portrait painting. There is some background interest to come as well as much needed work on Empress Wu’s facial features, hair and headdress. I’m working in Oils for this painting,  it is definitely my favourite medium to use.

Stay tuned, I’ll be listing some more progress posts as the works progress.

Tania

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