Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - student project

Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - image 1 - student project

Firstly, thanks for an amazing class, Peggy – I learned a lot.

Once I finished painting this A5 piece with gouache, I remembered that I have some large colored papers at home. I went outside to look for some flowers and found 4 different kinds. I snapped a few different compositions with different flowers, in different positions, and on two background colors. In the end, I decided on the lilac flowers to match her earrings. I had a hard time deciding between these two compositions, so I ended up asking for advice from my family and the red background won.

One last thing I did was to darken and saturate the red painted pattern in the background so it would match the background paper.

Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - image 2 - student project

Liora Blum
Graphic Designer and Artist