I had the marvelous opportunity to attend the first Nordstrom Spring Beauty event at City Creek Center on April 8th. It was such a blast to be a part of the energy that comes with an event, especially when it is associated with a prestigious company known for it's place in attainable fashion.
After meeting some of the associates at Fashion Week, I called the head of the beauty department at Nordstrom in SLC and presented my skills as something to offer the attendants of the event. I was excited to hear back a few weeks later with an invitation to participate.
I decided to paint live this time and would have my subject sit across from me and chat while I painted. I was terrified bc I'm not good at painting and talking at the same time. Also, what if they hate it.
It was actually fun after a bit, and it helped me slow my brain down and just enjoy the process, I had to remind myself that it was ok if it took a little while to complete a painting; no one was getting mad at me for being slow (one of my underlying fears lol).
I took a color palette with me this time, and decided to stick with just the facial portrait, and let the colors in their features and clothes influence the color palette I chose.
Thx to the Beauty Department for making this happen!