After spending a day filming portions of my process for creating a portrait in the Nasty Women painting series for Instagram, I thought it would be nice to share it here, too. Though I didn't capture every single step along the way as I found it difficult to paint and speak at the same time, most of it was included - watercolour types of initial shadow and dark layers followed by mid-tones and highlights and then back again. I really enjoy beginning my work on a coloured canvas as those colours and patterns end up showing through the completed portrait and, to me, add so much interest...kind of like tattoos. I hope this is helpful to you.
AIRdirondack Art Project