This is my second attempt at painting with oils. My goal in using oils was to benefit from the slower drying time allowing me to blend my colors particularly in portrait work. I feel that I was successful in this goal and hope to only see improved results.
I feel that my struggle of using other mediums (acrylic, watercolor) in portraits helped to make using oils relatively easy. One of the impacting things I like most about this painting is the vibrancy of color I was able to get into her face. It’s almost glowing as if she were golden.