New painting Camille and some progress photos

‘That awkward moment before the eyebrows go on’- I believe is what I tweeted about this image of the painting.

I really enjoyed how intense her expression is.

I didn’t want to do a grey background like I have on many of my other paintings. So I thought I’d try out green as it is meant to compliment brown. I don’t know what I was thinking! This green made me think of hospitals, veterinary clinics and disinfectant – totally not what I was trying to inspire in the viewer.

Fixing it up! The good think about oil paintings is they are more forgiving when you make a blooper like I did. Just takes a lot of time – waiting for the green to dry before I could paint over it.

There she is – I think she’s pretty fantastic.

Thanks to Camille for posing for me!

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