I’ve been working on this portrait of Emma Watson for a little while, but I don’t seem to be getting very far with it. I started off painting with brushes, and I just wasn’t enjoying it. So I found some leftover gloves from an old hair dye packet and decided to start painting using only my hands/fingers. It gave me a lot more confidence with the boldness of the strokes/textures, and the colours I chose to use were brighter, leaving me feeling happier with the overall outcome. It’s still an unfinished painting, but I would like to continue using my hands to paint with.
I’ve always been very keen on the idea of creating textures within a painting, and for this project i’d like to explore new ways of doing this. I think by combining different fabrics with embroidery string, and then painting over the top, I could create a really interesting texture.