I used to be a painter. I really enjoyed it but the process challenged my patience and I could never create the images I had in my mind. In this picture I wanted to incorporate both my love of painting and photography. I applied all of the paint very carefully and used a white background to keep the focus on the model and the paint. I wanted to use bright colors to really bring out the drips and brushstrokes; the makeup was meant to be subtle but to compliment the paint.