11"x14" acrylic on masonite
photo reference provided by Lisa aka Fairiegoodmother
detail of face
I really enjoyed this one. People are always a challenge to paint and get a good likeness. One of the disadvantages to acrylics is that the paint often dries a darker color than when it is was originally painted in. This makes the portrait process even more challenging. Through trial and error I have been learning to mix my colors with more accuracy.
Beautiful pose..Beautiful painting, Brad!! This is truly a wonderful portrait. Perfect skin tones. Love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Hilda!Delete
Great portrait! The colors look really good, I'd say you have mastered the mixing very well!ReplyDelete
Thank you Katherine!Delete
Love it, Brad! That's a cool background. And I like the blues in the dress, eyes, and hat!ReplyDelete
I used to work in acrylics a lot in the past and I can attest to the challenged of mixing the right value to adjust for the darker drying.
Thank you Dean! I have been making an effort to keep the backgrounds loose and the subject more refined in my paintings lately. I am glad you noticed the blues. They kind of compliment each other.Delete
I like how you've catched the relaxed atmosphere, it makes me think of a very calm sensation and I love how this woman stays indifferent to the viewer, as if the fluid sketch made her so absent-minded...ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Big hugs!
Thank you Margarita! You always have such nice things to say. I appreciate that.Delete