I had just watched , Woman in Gold and was once more inspired by Klimt.
The gold in her portrait and shirt called out to me for this project.
First: I created several layers, One in percolator , a couple in icolorama.
These were designed as abstract compositions .
I created several more layers incorporating her portrait.
Using superimpose I blended all layers. I then took it into icolorama and used bristle brush to isolate her face and hand.
I blended with previous composite of abstracts. (Left bottom.)
While I appreciated the composition it still felt incomplete. Now came the difficult part. To not be attached to ones work.
I began painting in ArtsetPro isolating her form. I might stil work into this one as it lends itself to a whole different story.
(Bottom right) aiming to finish this particular portrait I forced myself to paint freely with no should be etc.
I painted in her arm etc etc, this particular piece made me really fall for digital painting. A fine replacement for traditional painting which requires far less clean up.