Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Untitled II

This is one of the first paintings I did on canvas when I started experimenting with acrylics a few months ago. Like my most successful paintings, it emerged relatively quickly for me. It seems that the longer I have to work at a painting, the less likely I am to arrive at something I like. 

I started with quotes and symbols written in Sharpie and then painted a few random layers of shapes and colors. When I saw the eye, the rest of it practically painted itself. 

I love the translucent quality of the face. I haven't been able to recreate that in later paintings for some reason. 

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