It's a lovely colour scheme but a bit out of my comfort zone, that's always a good thing though.
Jay had a really good idea for this one, to do a boxer's face in greyscale, and use the purples for bruising and a big black eye, but I couldn't find a reference photo that I thought I could do justice to, so I reverted to the relative safety of "pretty girl"
So here's what I ended up doing:
(the colour-perfect frame was a Poundland find!)
She is based upon this gorgeous photo reference from Paint My Photo, photographer is Alex Lee Johnson :
I love that swipe of blue paint in the original photo but I'm not sure if I prefer my painting with or without it (here's without):
But it's too late now anyway, she's been swiped :D
I'll be donating the finished, framed piece to Free Art Friday Swindon (if you have time, please click through and check out our photo album 'Art for the big launch drop' - around 150 arty items have already been submitted, it's an amazing selection, I've been overwhelmed with everyone's generosity!!)
Also in the Free Art Friday pot are a few more of my little Day of the Dead canvasses - since last weekend I've tried out a couple more designs of those:
That's me done for this week - see you back here for week 4 of Summer of Colour!