Girl in a Dark Sweater. I saw a newspaper add in black and white that featured this girl in an interesting pose. I transformed it into a color study.
If this doesn't look much like my other work, one reason is that I used tube paints and bottled thinner on a standard acrylic gesso ground, just like everyone else who uses prepared materials. Not one of my other paintings here uses commercial paints.
I believe that technique pretty much limits results. I can't recall seeing an acrylic painting that wasn't commercial and glitzy, or at least stalemated by the surface boundries of things. Since art critics know little about technique, they tend to discount it. And good technique is no longer taught in the schools, or so I am told—the Schuler School in Baltimore remaining an exception.