My first painting of 2016 is finished! It is a portrait done in acrylic. I started this work with a drawing over a black gessoed canvas. Then I painted a dead layer that I later learned is called grisaille. My dead layer started out backwards. I achieved the final effect with many acrylic glazes. This was tricky because of the blending issue but in the end I was able to to achieve the look I was hoping for. I tried to keep the background grungy looking. The calligraphy is done in India ink.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful new year. Thanks for visiting my blog.