She Keeps Secrets
8 x 10
Acrylic on canvas
I keep working on new pieces and butterflies keep making their way into the art. I really like the direction I am going, so many layers, so much color. I really enjoy pushing the boundaries between realism and fantasy in my portraits. Her face has a rainbow of hues, acrylic paint slathered and blended then glazed over with more natural skin tones.
I am really inspired by fashion editorials and subtleties in expression. Her face has a beautiful mysterious quality, a playful thoughtfulness. Is she wistful? She has a secret, she is calm among a sea of swirling color and brush strokes. I’m getting closer to capturing her on canvas; the elusive, magnetic, captivating girl I’m always trying to paint.