A Walk-In Life

For a while now I have been planning on painting the image of an E.T. I met while in the dreamstate and in an OBE. A couple of weeks ago the image I drew of that E.T. came to mind and I knew I needed to paint her. Yet I never felt quite inspired to do so. Well, last weekend the inspiration came but it has taken me almost an entire week to finish her portrait.

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This painting was a challenge! I had no idea how difficult it was to paint a face, alien or otherwise, in acrylic. The paint dries way too quickly so blending to create the right skin tone is very difficult. I asked my husband to assist and he helped me add the shadows on the face and torso but he left smudges of color that bothered me to no end. I figured if anyone could…

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