Portrait 9, polkadots

Bought some new collage paper, and this one is getting the polkadot treatment, I love dots, and finally i get to use it in a big painting!

I really enjoyed going this close up, it’s like the familiar body features almost becomes abstract when they are this close.

Mixed media on canvas
Acrylics, collage and acrylic inks
50x60cm (1cm deep)

Gray, overcast days gives good light for photographing the work

Closeup of those full lips

Some finishing touches still missing


Adding skin color

Shading. It’s easier to work sideways!

New technique, added the collage only around the skin.