In the photo I used for this painting, this lady was clearly having fun. I loved the bright red lipstick, the pale skin, and the dark hair. I amplified the effect by painting the whole thing with cadmium red, black and white on a cad red background. Fun!
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.