A beautiful young model in an unusual leather outfit came to Danni Dawson's portrait painting class two weeks ago. She is apparently a "fire spin" dancer! Although her outfit of vest with harlequin patches, opera-length black gloves, and laced-up red boots were fascinating, I decided to focus on her even more fascinating face. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I could not capture her likeness. Her face exuded the audacious and vivacious spirit, which was beyond my ability to transcribe in paints. Perhaps I will try again as this is supposed to be a five-week pose.
|The painting looked like this after the first week. During the second day, I gave more life to her flesh tone, strengthened the shadows on her face, and made the background flat and redder.|