This painting was several days in the making, and for at least some of that time I had my serious doubts about it’s success.
First I laid down a wash with my acrylic paints. Then added the background bubbles. I was really liking the background and unsure what to add to it.
Eventually I settled on this pose, inspired by a photo of my mom in the gown she wore to my brother’s wedding. As an aside – I think my life could use a few more occasions for fancy dresses!
After doing the acrylic painting I pulled out my marker and defined the hair, some of the figure’s edges and parts of some of the bubbles.
Can you tell that I like the looseness of the acrylic paint and the sharpness of the markers together?