A MIRROR IMAGE 2

Here's the finished self portrait from last week's sketch. I opted to paint this portrait in acrylics on canvas which works so differently from watercolor. In watercolor I work from light to dark and save my  whites with masking fluid. None of that applies in acrylic. Here you can tone the canvas a mid tone, then apply white whenever you like. It's a contrary way of painting for me and I had to be mindful of that throughout the process. 

Self portrait                     ©nancgordon2016  All rights reserved.

Self portrait                     ©nancgordon2016  All rights reserved.

This was a great exercise in working with another medium and subject matter.