This week has been rather mad at work and in the evenings... researching, painting, finishing emails and trying to sleep!
Nevertheless, I had promised that I would update my blog before the end of the week...
I have painted around one hour on this portrait miniature so far. I am trying new techniques again, as the paper I'm now using is ‘Smooth Board’ it feels silky smooth to the touch and is extremely considerate to the tiny brush strokes.
I have uploaded a picture of the image before I started painting, with just an acrylic white wash...
I have now begun to add colour to the face, just to keep that’ balance’ I spoke of before. After I have added a few more skin tones, I will move back on to the background and complete it before resuming the portraits.
I normally get very nervous about sending out images of my work before its finished, I feel it can jinks the painting. But I’m going to try and overcome this, by keeping my blog up-to-date for your pleasure :)
This weekend I hope to remain calm and paint, I need rest this weekend from the hectic week at work.
So, painting, tidying the house, buying some new music and my Sunday pleasure... boot sales!
Have a good weekend and thanks for reading. :)