Sold 8 by 10 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board,
This painting was quite the challenge. When using acrylic I work in a light color to dark color process. The dark colors are applied last. This is the same technique used by most traditional watercolor artists. In this artwork I kept gradually applying darker skin tones. I was concerned I would get too dark. Once that occurs it is difficult to correct the problem. After some very careful color application I was successful in applying those last few layers of dark skin shadows.