To the Unknown Helper #17 (reflections on Mahler)

I use white to highlight and “scumble” translucently over the face, hair, shoulders and garments of the Unknown Helper having completed the shading with black. I use midtones to refine transitions.

Nilges, “Detail of To the Unknown Helper as of 23 July 2010”. Acrylic on canvas 50×60 cm.

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