Just put the finishing touches on my latest painting! A while ago I was asking on Facebook for some inspiration and a friend linked me a picture she thought I’d like. She was right! I started off by trying to copy the image as closely as I could, but the more I worked the more I let my imagination run free. Pretty much only the pose and general concept of the original remain. I ended up creating a new facial expression and hand position, with the hair becoming a sort of robe/halo. The soulful, spiritual mood of some of El Greco’s portraits is never far from my mind and I think that shows a bit here. I was originally going for a fiery glow above the hair, but I finally settled on plasma, with the detailed strands of hair blurring into a sort of electric aura.
Each time I finish a project I feel like I learn a lot and gain even more confidence. This time around the proportions of the body and face fell into place much more easily and I was able to spend my time using my imagination and trying new things. I think this is more experimental than anything I’ve done before, but also more polished at the same time!Amazon & iTunes!