acrylic on hardboard
I enjoy working with portraits. No big surprise I know. I thought I was being adventurous with a blue background. Blue isn't a color I would have naturally chosen for the back, I'm more of an earth tone or neutral kind of girl. This painting taught me a lot. I generally think in layers when I am painting. In order to get the eyes to look correct, I had to layered values and colors like I've never done before. The eyes have about six layers of paint and gloss medium on them.