"Heather II" 15 x 19 in. Acrylic on Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper. 2012
This is my first complete painting for 2012. I had a study for this back in December and finally decided to paint the real thing. I toned the whole canvas with burnt umber and red oxide, then layer down my darkest darks. From there, I "lifted" the painting out into the light side. The most exciting part of the painting for me was painting in the contrast of warm shadows and almost blueish, white skin.