Portrait painting, 90 x 60 cm. Painting Jenny has been a challenging and deeply rewarding experience. I now feel my artistic skills are beginning to shine through, under the guidance and mentoring of Christina at studio 2. Mastering portraiture is my goal and I’m now at an important stage of my development as an artist. Colour harmony and applying cool/warm colours, particularly in portraying skin tone, is allowing more refinement, depth and contrast to achieve a convincing illusion of space in portraiture painting. Adding the Totem Deer in the background was a gamble that has paid off. The deer adds a spiritual dimension to the portrait representing an aspect the subject. A final burnt sienna glaze in walnut oil really brings the portrait to life.

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