11 x 14

You can see that I have been working on my watercolor work. At the same time I am working on pieces that depict the confidence and beauty of people identified as Black. I use the term Black as a general reference to skin tones that point to an African Heritage.

This is a painting from a photo that was taken of 6yr old Gracie. She was getting ready for a night out with her dad.  She is both confident and beautiful posing for her picture.

Technically I am happy with my learning process. Working on this painting I learned to apply general layers and then after giving the painting an opportunity to dry, go back and add in details and fill in areas where necessary.

I see multiple areas where I would like to improve.  But this is part of the journey. I don’t know if I will ever be fully satisfied, but I am fully enjoying the growth that I am experiencing.


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