19 August 2012

A work in progress

One of the things that has really helped me to progress as an artist is seeing a painting's transformation over time. It's a great way to see how colours are layered and blended and which parts of the portrait are worked on first. I've included progress shots of one of my most recent portraits. It was a really tricky one given that the girl's skin comprises of two different tones; one pink (the face) and one yellow (the hands). It was also a challenge to really capture her anxiety and the movement in the picture. Loads of fun though.

1 comment:

  1. Omg Holly! I love your work! And you are right seeing the process is really helpful! You have totally inspired me to go get some lessons :-)
    thanks heaps!