Getting back to this portrait, today I have added a black background and added more white to the dress. After not seeing this painting for a week, being on vacation, I was very pleased she actually looked like I wanted, Russian. Did not want to start in on the flesh colors this morning due to time, but will tweek that starting tonight or tomorrow.
Been working on this portrait for a couple of hours. Laying in colors but trying to keep it simple. First time I have used linen and not canvas. I was going to change her hair color to brown, but may keep it as it is, sort of a flourescent orange red.
What is my art? My preferred medium now are oils. I worked years in acrylics since I hate having to spend so much time cleaning brushes and I liked that my paintings are dry within hours. But now all that has changed. I love being able to work the next day in wet paint and the brushes really are no bother.
I love the big massive clouds, marshes, swamps and wild places we have in Florida and what may be hidden within.
My latest works have been mainly portraits. At the Gasparilla Festival of Art where they accepted me as an "emerging artist", there was much interest in my portraits, so I have decided to pursue this a little further.
I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Which by the way, I am the owner of a comic bookstore.