I’m definitely more comfortable drawing and painting made-up people than doing actual portraits. Today I rushed through a portrait of my mom, trying to capture her fiery personality. She loved animal prints and I painted too wet, so the leopard spots ran. My mother had a quick temper and was impatient. I guess I come by own impatience honestly enough. She was a petite and beautiful woman. She liked to keep her hair short and dyed a brassy red. I’ll try again to paint her more accurately but I’m pleased with the energy of this one.
I used Daniel Smith Mayan red and yellow, the brightness made me happy.
I’m drawing daily to help manage depression, long-term disability, and life in general. If you’d like to see the beginning of this project, you can see it here. You can also follow me through WordPress or on Facebook.
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