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Number 17 of 52 Portraits

Sharon Harkness-Dobler 's lesson for LifeBook 2018 was the inspiration for this week's portrait. The bright colors are inspired from that. I reached for Golden fluorescent orange and pink for the second layer. The first layer was the fluid acrylic quidacridone nickel azo gold blotted off from paper towels and a bit of left over paint. Then the fluorescents with a palette knife. Then my favorite teal, some pastels and gelatos. I also used inkredible ink for scribbles and then changed my mind and rubbed off as much as possible of that. The image below you might just be able to make out the sketch. To keep everything in the same palette -- well, I was already using teal blue, but I added in the fluorescent orange and pink to the already existing flesh tones that I made for the previous portrait . As I still had number 16's reference photo out, I used it again for the shadows and light. Alas, when I scanned in the finished portrait, it refused to pick up any