A freshly stretched and primed canvas.
Underpainting with a colour complimentary to her skin tones, using sketches from our first sitting and some photographs I took.
I wanted to have a warm red glow under the white background with potentially some shadows.
Using acrylics and binder medium to spread the paint thinner while keeping a slight glossiness. Normally I paint with oils so this was a fun experiment. I used both palette knives and brushes.
This was after our second sitting, where Patricia sat in my lounge room and smiled for over an hour. After painting her head and neck/shoulders while she was with me I then finished the rest of the painting using photos I'd taken as reference material.