Acrylic Painting Practice update May 5, 2018

May 2, 2018
16″ x 20″ acrylics in progress

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!

reference photo
(from Google, no identifying detail)

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.

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 1

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 2

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 3

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 4

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 5

example palette

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 6

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 7

April 24, 2018 Acrylics in Progress 8

May 2, 2018, acrylics in progress 1

May 2, 2018
16″ x 20″ acrylics in progress

Thanks as always for the nice comments! Hello Paint Party Friday!

 

2 thoughts on “Acrylic Painting Practice update May 5, 2018

  1. denthe

    Gorgeous again! Faint wallpaper pattern might be nice for the background. Actually, I really loved the background in progress picture nr 8. I think the colour went really well with her.

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