Lila Lee from the film Lemora miniature oil – work in progress

I’m currently working on my third miniature portrait…this time it’s Lila Lee from the film Lemora. The actress who portrayed her was the late Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith.

Lila Lee from Lemora

Lila Lee from Lemora

This is oil on wood panel and I’m painting the face in a raw umber dead layer but using color on most other stuff. I will glaze over the monochromatic underpainting once I think it looks correct.

I’m also using her as a reference to re-paint the face on my recent Alice in Wonderland painting…she is perfect for Alice!

Oh, here is the initial drawing I did for this…it’s unfinished:

lila-drawing

lila-drawing