"Aprilesque" Mixed Media Portrait Painting In Oil and Beeswax
Here is a portrait painting of a girl. I was going for a tonal painting. I wanted it to almost look like a graphite and charcoal drawing. I added texture to my 12x12 wood panel with beeswax. I then did the portrait painting with oil paint. I used a dry brush technique on the face. I mostly use water mixable oil and combined with the dry brushing they were dry the next day. I applied thicker paint to the flowers. The green eyes and hat give it a boost of color.