The Blond Woman

The Blond Woman (c)

Here’s my most recent portrait.  I started a new painting method from a commission I did recently, and I really enjoy it.  I do my first layer in monotone black and white and then layer color over it.  This helps me keep the colors how I want and make sure the values are correct.

I’m thinking about repainting a few of my previous paintings now that I have this method figured out.  So keep an eye out for those.  I love the bold colors in this one, which I needed after doing some more muted colors from a recent commission.  This one is available for purchase at my store.

I hope you enjoy this one as much I did.  If you want your own commissioned piece go to this page, and if you want to see videos with my voice over commentary, please go to my Patreon page.  Make sure to hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss out on anything, and I’ll talk to you next time!


I was tired of tying each tea one at a time to see which ones worked, so I just mixed them all up and painted with them all at once.  Pretty much all the berry teas are fairy equal in color.  It’s just different variations of a gray purple.  Raspberry gives me the best purple and I liked the other brand I was using better than the one I tried for this piece.  This brand didn’t get as violet as the other one.  The lemon ginger tea gave me a yellow green color, and the peach tea gave me an yellow orange color.  My painting smelled very fruity before I varnished it.  The full slowed down version of this video is now available on my patreon page.

This piece is now available on my storenvy page.

This was an experiment with multiple teas.  I used lemon ginger, peach, and raspberry.
This was an experiment with multiple teas. I used lemon ginger, peach, and raspberry.

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