A recent New Yorker article on new techniques used to recover the true colors of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture includes this video. Ancient funerary portraits formed the theoretical basis for surprisingly subtle painting.
The Treu Head.
Painter Florence Hosmer, a younger (much younger) cousin of sculptor Harriet Hosmer, lived in Sudbury, Massachusetts most of her life. Her former home is now a museum housing her artwork and furniture. A painter of portraits, Hosmer’s first known attempt was this self-portrait at age 16. She received many commissions in her lifetime, but mainly painted family and friends.
A docent from the Sudbury Historical Society gives a tour of Florence’s home and artwork.