I have always wanted to be able to paint portraits. Mixed-Media Portraits to be precise. And I did not want them to look like most of the portraits one sees around these blogs. I want to add character. I love the work of Maria Pace-Wynters, her girls do have character.
In particular I love this painting called ‘The Spanish Poppy’ http://mariapacewynters.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/the-spanish-poppy/ and decided to use it as my guide for my first portrait. What I came up with does not look anything like Maria’s painting but I did not want to copy anyway. I love here use of colour more than anything and that is what I tried to add to my painting. I must say, having bought some oil pastels really helped with the layers. And best of all I enjoyed painting it.
She probably isn’t Spanish and a poppy she ain’t either. I have no title for her but has grown on me.