Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Acrylic painting from reference photo. Glazing technique used. Zinc white was used for mixing skin tones. I am finding that it is drying "pasty". I minded the theory of lighting to help with the skin tones to arrive at likeness. Although this was done in acrylic, I welcome any feedback on the portrait itself. Thank you. Is the piece for sale? No

What you will need

  • Acrylic Paint

Q&A with Ly Chhun

S.S.G asked:
Excellent subject and very well captured. I hope you don't mind me saying but, I think it would have looked better without the 'sofa & curtains' in the background, as it distracts the eye from the beautiful subjects. Maybe a two-tone colour soft background would really make the subjects 'pop' right out? What do you think? Keep painting!!
Ly Chhun answered:
Looking at it now, yes, I do agree. I already gave it to my sister as a gift and she is loving it :). This was my first up close portrait. I got really excited and didn't plan too much when painting it. I will definitely keep painting! Thank you again.
Louise Brogan asked:
You are an amazing artisit!
Ly Chhun answered:
Thank you very much.