While working on the background of this group portrait, I suddenly realized something was wrong. I had been using dark colors for the wall with lighter shades coming from behind Trump that was supposed to look like lighting. I was satisfied until I realized it looked like Trump's hair was on fire! Just above his already yellow-orange hair there was a blaze of orange-red flames. Ha! It made me think of the "Heat Miser" on that old Christmas cartoon. I got a good laugh then I toned down the colors above his head. I wish I'd gotten a picture of that (lesson learned) but here's a shot of Trump after I put out the fire.
Based in Birmingham, AL, I love creating portraits in charcoal and pastels. Join me on my creative journey, inspired by the people, places, and pets I've met along the way!