|"Frida Sofia Martinez", oil on panel|
First of all I'd like to wish all the people reading my blog a happy 2012!
I hope you'll stay with me on my artistic journey.
The portrait above is Frida Sofia Martinez, a fellow painter from the JKPP-group on Flickr.
My goal with this painting was to experiment with cooler skintones since I have a tendency to paint them too warm. It was kind of strange to see the gray mixtures on the palette, mixtures which didn't look like skintones at all but once applied to the panel, they looked in place.
What an great thing it is to be a painter, you use a stick with some pighair, rub some pigments mixed in linseed oil to a wooden panel and all of a sudden a face appears. It's a miracle, every time..