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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mini portrait #10

Have you ever done a "clean your palette" painting? The paint that's left over after a painting session soon becomes applied in a varied and psychotic manner to the surface of the canvas. Hah, well that's about what happened here. After the last portrait I thought I would try a simpler angle and so worked from a black and white profile photo I found. Without the printed colors guiding or directing me, I had a bit of fun with it. Perhaps he needs to get together with the green and blue hair girl from a few posts back.

6 comments:

BobiWilson said...

These portraits are so wonderful. Are you considering taking your study to large format?

Terrie said...

The colors left on my palette after a project are not nearly so pretty. I really like the unexpected colors in this one.

Sarah Bug said...

I love these bright "left-over" colors! My palet isn't nearly as cheery! oh and I was wondering, how big are your mini portraits?

Lapoynte said...

10!! This is a great portrait. You evidently have a lot of, "psychotic" talent. Orange and blue are also two of my favorite colors together.

Laura G said...

These mini's are 5x5 inches and most done on art panels (with a canvas texture). They take me about 2 hours each. Yes hope to do a larger one, Bobi, at some point. But right now am enjoying the small studies. Thanks for your comments!

Jim Bumgarner said...

I'm more of a red/orange fan and I really love the way those two colors, juxtaposed against the other colors, pop off the backside of his head, that tiny little sliver of light on the front of his eyeball, and WOW - off his eyelid! Spectacular, Laura.