This is a painting I did. I was hoping to make it to the New Zealand Art Show and sell some work, but it seemed that the judges didn’t like me. Never mind, now I get to keep it. I haven’t actually ever sold any art yet. I would like to as it would be great to get some income and also to know that people have liked and purchased my work!
I used acrylics on paper to make this image. I really like it. Her face is so simple (i.e. not much shadow / shading on her skin), but I tried to put nice detail into her eyes and lips so they grab you and draw you in. I love striking art that you can’t just walk past. So much stuff out there is good, but a lot of it you might not notice unless you were purposefully looking. I think this is why I love portraits. They are certainly harder to ignore, especially when the eyes take you on, or follow you around the room. Beats landscapes for me any day. But that’s just me. What do you prefer? Painting with people in them, or painting without people??