Thursday, 23 January 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days - No. 23

Acrylic on board
15x15cm (6x6") 

Here is my 23nd painting in the 30 in 30 challenge. I took the photo of Lindiwe and I thought this would make a lovely painting. I often use photographs as a frame of reference or a source of inspiration. Portraits are not always that easy and sometimes I don't want to aim at a perfect likeness, but more of an idea of the person.  Sometimes I am surprised by the outcome.  If I know the person I often find that even if I change what is in the photo, I am still met with the actual person on my canvas/board.

I had a lot of fun with the colours in this painting, what I thought was unusual turned out right and I just love the way her skin tone developed.

This post is backdated for the purpose of the 30 in 30 challenge.

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