This project is from the drawing book of Charles Bargue. I decided to do this piece in oil paints. This process started with the outline of the statue in HB pencil to ensure proper proportioning of each section then transferring onto a smooth canvas. Beginning with the outline of features, each layer of paint was carefully placed for a statue effect starting from the darkest paints to the lightest. The colours of paints were chosen to shade the statue as if a candle was the only illumination on the face of the woman.