As an ex- jazz musician I chose to paint Billy Holiday when painting my last portrait. Her agony and pain showed in the latter part of her life but such great music stemmed from this.

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This painting is with acrylic – showing how layers can work as they do in oil from a grisaille underpainting and utilising acrylic glazing medium in the layers. Most of this I painted with my fingers and a babywipe!

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