Just finished painting "The Comforting Flame," my take of a modern version of Hestia. The model is my very beautiful friend Amanda Winstead who so graciously sat for me.
This painting was a fun challenge for me. The strange use of light caused by the flame did interesting things to the colors. The model didn't actually sit in front of a blazing fire. Instead, I created the effect after-the-fact through playing with lit paper and how the flame looked where the model sat.
My inner pyromaniac really enjoyed himself!
I'd love to hear what you think about the video. Check it out below...