I had a good question from Tobi asking why I wanted to do more to the portrait. She felt that I should just leave it as a portrait. I didn't explain very well what I was doing in my last post so I decided to go a little more into detail. The above photo is the original photo that I used as inspiration for my portrait.
My plan was to place the portrait on the background and thread paint onto the background finishing Hannah's head, hair and jacket.
As I looked at this I realize that her portrait sort of disappears into the background so I decided to do a little fabric audition and see if it changed anything.
This is a mottled black.
This a mottled green. I think I like it better than the other two but I haven't committed to either. I am still considering leaving it as a single portrait. Any help would be appreciated.
I know that many of you are having trouble posting on my blog, unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the problem. If you want to post and can't just email me.