Recently, one of my painting classes focused on portraits, and so I had the pleasure of creating the above painting from an old photo of my daughter.
As with all else, portraiture can be done using acrylics, not only oils. And using the techniques of multiple washes and layering,the soft smooth skin effect can indeed, be achieved.
There's something so timeless and forever about a painted portrait, so classic and yet so simple. It's almost nostalgic as if you are viewing a memory through a rose-colored lens and only the beautiful parts show through.
This lovely image was created on a masonite type canvas, using heavy body acrylics and finished with a semi gloss varnish.