I started this 16 x 20 canvas piece while camping in Colorado and did the final touch ups here at home. It is a departure from my recent mixed media, done only with acrylic using a large paint brush and a palette knife. I did give in and use a small brush for the pupils, eyelashes and eyebrows. This kind of painting is fun to do once in awhile as I just jump in and start painting and keep painting until a image begins to emerge. There are many layers of color here, especially in her red hair! I resisted the urge to go back and “improve” her imperfect features, because that would kind of defeat the whole point of doing some loose work!
Have a terrific and art full week!
(this piece will be hanging at Artlandia, a gallery in Hutchinson, during the month of September)