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Arriane WIP 2


Almost finished Arriane… plugging away at her beanie, at the moment. I’m trying to not indulge my penchant for obsessive detail with her beanie… she’s the subject, not her incredibly complex, knitted wool beanie! Still, I have to make it as detailed as, say, her hair, otherwise it won’t look right.

Anyway, loving painting this gorgeous person, and loving how the painting is progressing. The soundtrack for this has been the stunning EP by Audra Mae, ‘Haunt’, the equally awesome album ‘Memphis Blues’ by Cyndi Lauper, damn, that girl can sing!, and ‘The very best of Judy Collins’. All 3 of these woman have fabulous voices, and these are all fabulous albums (:


6 responses

  1. The eyes and the hands are blowing me away. As for the beanie, if it were me (which it will never be, for I have zero patience for this degree of detail) I would just cover it with a nice scarf and declare it done! LOL!

    March 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    • Too late, I have been hooked by the beanie!

      March 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm

  2. throughhisown

    Hint of tattoo.

    April 13, 2016 at 3:50 am

  3. My gosh, you are prolific! A really lovely piece, Chris.

    May 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm

  4. Thanks, Elena… I’m always working on something, no matter how slowly (:

    May 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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