Day 145: Holy crap painting is hard

This was a study of a stock photo. I was trying to recreate the image with minor alterations purely through painting digitally.

Personally I don’t think it went that well, my painting skills are nowhere near where I want and need them to be, but considering I have never had any official training with painting I feel like I’m not at the worst starting point.
So studies, some reading theory and observing the work of others. Hopefully I can see enough change in my painting that I will become as comfortable with colour and paint as I am with sketching.

All it takes is a lot of hard work and posting every single piece you are ashamed of to the internet.

Painted lady

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