I've only met Zoe once quite a while ago so had to paint from photos. My friend gave me quite a few of them but almost all of them 'blew out' the lighter colors so that they appeared white. I didn't realize that Zoe has some tannish color until my friend pointed it out. I still didn't see it even after tweaking the photos in my graphics software. She sent me new photos, very close up and I think I was able to add those markings.
It's very difficult to work from photos so I'm waiting to hear back as to whether I got the markings right or not. In the meantime, here is where I am with the portrait of Zoe. This is probably the final with maybe a few tweaks. It's gouache and watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed, 11 x 14 inches in size.
|ZOE - watercolor and gouache on paper, 11x14"|