Well, this one feels more complete than previous ones, but still needs a background. Flowers? Subtle, intricate wallpaper pattern? I also wanted to do some more layers on the hair. Perhaps at some point!
I have not been trying to copy exactly the photo references I am using, but mainly to use them for proper structure and lighting. I don’t own the photo or rights to the photo, for one thing. Though the Shirley Chisholm painting I recently posted was as close to the photo reference as I could get. (That one was a gift for a friend.)
Lots of reference photos of the painting! You may have noticed I like to start with a toned background rather than white. This was a tip in a youtube video – but I can’t recall which one. It may have been Will Kemp.
Thanks as always for the nice comments! Hello Paint Party Friday!