acrylic on hardboard
I liked working with this painting. The portrait was big and the patterns were bold. I was attracted to the patterns on the glasses, which turned into a challenge that I didn't anticipate. When you have done a number of portraits you tend to need to experiment a little to change things up. That's why I cropped in close and placed the person at a diagonal across the painting. I am glad I did, because it turned out so much more interesting than a straight portrait.