For the Fourth of July we had a special visitor all the way from San Fransisco California and it made me remember the painting I had done of her a few years back. "The subject is my daughter in law, Maribel, who won a pageant in her home country of the Philippines. The photo I used as reference was of her in her costume after winning. This painting was created using only burnt sienna and a touch of pthalo blue to darken the hair. I layered the burnt sienna over and over again to build up the darker tones and create depth. The lightest colors in the painting were accomplished using a single layer and the darker tones have up to fifteen thin layers of paint. Check out the portrait painting of Maribel's ex husband here.