A Portrait of Melina

There's something very striking about that sort of pose, side profile, chin up, soft light hitting the front of the face. That's what had me want to paint from Julia Noni's photography. This one in particular is of model, Melina Gusto. Again like my last portrait, I kept it close to the original, with no major changes of my own, only very subtly in the details but that's it really. This colour palette isn't what I'd normally work with but having done so has now introduced me to new ideas. Doing frequent studies like this helps with general practice and definitely introduces you to new challenges.