This painting is called "Maggie". It is a small portrait of a young girl who is the daughter of a friend of mine. The pictures capture the moments during the painting session. The surface is an old painting done as a demonstration, which I usually turn upside down so not to get confused as I start the new painting. The reason I like to do this, is the random colors that peak through while the new painting is being developed. Many of these random sections of the other painting will be there in the final image. It is a way to get something that I would not ever get any other way.
|Getting ready to start|
|You can see the old painting behind the new one|
|Me and Maggie|
|Middle Stage of the portrait|