Acrylic and impasto on canvas board.
I have no idea why I chose the colour palette that I did except that it works!
I want to share what I am learning as I paint these. When I painted this, apart from the reference photos for the poses, nothing else is anything like the photos. I kept in my mind some very important rules to stop me from making some big mistakes I’ve made in the past.
Rule One: keep it easy on the eye!
Rule Two: Keep the focus on the important parts of the painting and fade out the not so important parts (a tip shared with me by the wonderful Reynaldo of redbubble).
I did have a Sara Moon type image floating around in my mind as I painted the spirit lady and so I knew I wanted to fade out areas around her to emphasise her beautiful face.