11” x 14” acrylics on canvas. Not quite finished.
Stacey Abrams, Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia, 2018
The first African-American woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future where no one is unseen, no one is unheard, and no one is uninspired.” ~Stacey Abrams
Watch her primary victory speech
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Stacey Abrams is the Future for a Democratic Party in Crisis (Rolling Stone)
Lots of progress pics below (some a bit crooked)! The ugly stage is still very hard to push through. The eyes were uneven for some time – it is very helpful to step back frequently to see the bigger picture.
(Portrait based on photo found here, photographer unknown.)
I have to finish a few things and decide whether to add stuff to the background. Or maybe i should just leave it here.
Thanks so much for stopping in!
It’s so interesting to see how you paint a face. Totally different from how I do it. I love how you did her hair. I read about her somewhere, she sounds great. Let’s hope she wins …
Well, this is probably my first finished portrait in acrylics. I have done a lot of practice painting of animals and faces, but this is (practically) finished. And also had a lot more time spent, I think more than 8 hours. What I hope is that I am not making it more difficult than it should be. So I am going to a local painting teacher next week for a chat and session. :D
Yaaaaaaaasss! Stacey Abrams is inspiring. And so is your portrait! Thanks for posting the WIPs. Always engaging and fascinating to watch your paintings evolve and come to life. Amazing! I have recently gotten my feet wet with acrylics and watercolors, and I know one thing for sure. I do not have the patience to do it properly. Dry time? Pffft. I’m glad I can come here and marvel at your work.
Love seeing the process of a painting. Wonderful!
wow- so interesting to see all the steps and layers. She is gorgeous- positively glowing! Happy PPF!
Wow nice work!
Wow! I LOVED watching the progression of this beautiful portrait. I’m inspired.
Luv the process. She turned out fine. Happy PPF
I found it interesting looking at the stages of your portrait as I struggle to do them.
Gorgeous! And a super person to paint too :)