More Color

Here is a colorful, messy acrylic painting which I painted while trying to follow Tracy Verdugo’s lesson in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018.


I really like the girl and love the way her hair and headdress turned out.  The background wasn’t totally successful. (backgrounds are always hard for me)  It is far too messy and chaotic for my taste, but somehow no matter how much I tried to cover up the chaos, I kept bringing it back in another layer.  Maybe it’s something I had to get out of my system.  I hope so.  Lots of lessons learned though and that’s important.

I made a cropped version, turning it into an 8×8 instead of an 8×10 and it made a big difference to me.  I like it better.





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  1. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. I love the colours and the image. I agree the cropped version is better – maybe because of the swirlies at the bottom. My eye kept going there instead of her face – which is stunning.
    Paint Party Friday #33

  2. What an awesome painting! She is absolutely beautiful and I really love the background.I like the cropped version better too. I think the 8×8 allows the beauty to be the main focus. I think you picked out great colors too. I think this is my first visit to your blog. I like it a lot. If you don’t mind me asking, who is hosting your blog? Have a wonderful week. Hugz, Rasz

  3. beautiful either way. In the first one I see the bottom portion as a pool of thoughts-swirling ideas and like to think of it that way:) happy PPF!

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