The challenge here was to get a softer blended background that looked like dust was roiling around. I also wanted to see if I could get suggestions of dust over solid bodies and make it transparent enough to see the solid form behind. I got that effect by first spraying the paper, adding my dobs of paint mixtures, respraying with water and then using a soft cosmetic brush to light swirl the paint around and move it as well as soften the edges. I think if I had actually been using canvas instead of paper that it would have moved even better.
The quality of the photos was quite dark, so there is quite a bit of make-it-up going on in this piece. But overall I am happy with the result.
Can you tell by the way this is painted which guy I wanted to win?
Thanks much for stopping by and taking a look.