So I went through about oh fifty different layers of paint trying to combine red/brown/gold and coming up short when it hit me. Hey, why not just paint it black and then sponge on some gold (though you can still see some of the reds in light so lots of texture). It makes the painting look so much more expensive (though I still cut-my-own-throat when it comes to what I charge for paintings):
I really dug her simple, more modern and straight edged wedding dress. Sometimes the simple dresses can be an even bigger challenge because you can't hide any blemishes behind a piece of tulle or pickup. I think I'm figuring out some good tricks with shadows as well. Take that Lamont Cranston!
I don't know what else to say except this was the 15th wedding dress I've painted! Drop the balloons!
I can't believe I've gotten to do that many in three months. Many many heartfelt thanks to everyone who bought a painting and helped to spread the word out about my store.
If you mention my blog when ordering your own painting there's a very good chance I'll give you a nice upgrade in size or quality of canvas for free. I may even throw in an Introverted Wife fun buck or two.