I’ve been wanting to paint this for such a long time… It’s from a photo I took by the lake in Queenstown NZ
This artist paints detailed black and white portraits onto his hand, and quickly, before the paint dries, makes a beautiful print.
So I am still trying to get this one right. I think it is getting there, but it still need at least one more glaze.
So I’ve been playing around with texture. I did an extremely lean underpainting.
Then I mixed pumice and medium with lots of pigment and plastered it on pretty thickly.
I rubbed it back with a rag and let it dry thoroughly.
It was looking very flat and lifeless, so yesterday I whacked on thick, milky paint and highlighted the rough and smooth contrasts.