Here is my very first attempt at painting our great niece, Ava. I have never painted her beautiful skin color before and am clueless but learning. I chose a pose in a red dress to capture the reflected red throughout. A peek at Chris Saper's book "Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light" helped a little. I am happy with the painting but want the next one to be more "painterly" and less photographic...like a Harley Brown portrait!
Tomorrow I am participating in Lisa Gloria's on line workshop! Should be very interesting.