This portrait took and hour and a half hours to paint working in a wet on wet process. Marion goes through steps of layering colours and mixing them to model the face. She work with three sizes of brushes, but wanted to try keep the painting loose by not using the smaller brushes too much. The reference photograph is shown in comparison to the finished painting at the end.
Marion Breinhorst is currently studying a BFA/BA (Art History) degree at the University of Auckland. While pursuing a painting career, she is involved with the Life Teen youth group in her parish. Most of her work is in oil paints with an interest in exploring the aesthetic and conceptual side of of art and art history. She has worked on some digital designing and worked as an assistant curator at the Lake House Arts Centre.