Saturday, September 1, 2012

Painting Grace in the Rain.

How ironic—It is raining cats and dogs outside and I am painting away on Grace at a sunny beach! 
This  painting will be glazed in layers, and this is one layer of many layers to come. Each layer needs to dry completely before the next can be applied to keep the colors fresh
Although I have never seen Grace in person, I think I have gotten her likeness. The detail dress stripes, highlights, etc. will come last. 
Because I started out as a watercolor artist I have a hard time painting from dark to light instead of light to dark although I have found that it really isn't critical. 
I love including hands and feet in paintings just for the challenge. Grace's will be a challenge. At this stage they need work, but that's half the fun—figuring it all out!