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PAINTING PORTRAITS IN ACRYLICS

PLEASE BE SURE to check out my new AVAILABLE PAINTINGS page: It is now set up so that you can purchase the original painting OR you can opt to purchase a print in any of several sizes at very reasonable prices!


     I could use oils and I may yet, but I have always enjoyed a challenge.  I cannot think of a more difficult challenge for an artist than to paint a portrait in acrylics!  For now, I will use acrylics just to see if I can do it!  So far I have succeeded and that makes me happy!

     This portrait is of my young niece.  They came for a visit a couple years ago and I took some photos of her in my house and at the beach.  I have one of her wearing a really cute hoodie with a cartoon character on the hood, but I decided to paint her without as this is a more formal portrait. I have her photo and tools I used below as well as the step-by-step pictures.


I think Ella is about 5 years old here.  I loved this photo especially since she wasn't aware I was taking it. She was conce…

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