A treat for you: painting the portrait [+ video]

My summer holiday in one word: rejuvenating. Lots of adventures, breath-taking scenery, and lots of creativity (yes, complete with getting tangled up in my veils… I knew it!)

I spent most of the holidays luxuriously off-grid. And enjoyed being offline so much I’ve spent longer than I planned away from blogging and videos and social media and #allthethings… 

But I’m back! With a special treat for you.

This is it! From inspiration, to making my little dragon maquette, the photo shoot, and now (insert drum roll here) where brush hits canvas – the painting!

Hit play to see hours and hours of painting sped up into about 8 minutes.

Duration: 8 minutes. If you enjoyed this video, please help me out and like + comment on YouTube!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how this painting came together. Thanks for watching!

© 2019, Ailene Cuthbertson, Portrait of a Woman with a Hatchling. Digital fine art print on archival paper, 42 cm x 60 cm.
© 2019, Ailene Cuthbertson, Portrait of a Woman with a Hatchling. Digital fine art print on archival paper, 42 cm x 60 cm.

Keep an eye out for the next painting soon. My Patreon supporters have seen how busy I’ve been in the studio lately. I can’t wait to show you!

Keep on shining bright,

Ailene