Getting on the buzzz 🐝 2018 vs 2008. 2008 is when i very first discovered my love of portraits and began to understand form, shape, proportions and lighting (i still struggle 🙃) i would start every drawing by dividing the face into sections to try keep me focussed on one thing at a time. still i struggle with focus hehe ✨
The petal girl’ 🌷
18” x 24”
acrylic on gessoed panelboard
this piece is available for sale
this girl continues my technical practise of creating paint texture and understanding different colour tones, shadows, warm colour and cool colour and how it brings more volume to the painting.
most of my work is several faces blended together to create a new face, however this painting is a close reindition of a photograph by the talented jean yvea juliet. which has helped me understand shadows better for future practise.
the background isn’t ‘black’ as it appears in the images but a deep blue purple (hard to pick up in the photographs!) i hope you can have a raw experience with this girl from the suri tribe, and find intrigue in her beauty and story 🕊✨
✨ 🕊 jimmy nelson- my current favourite photographer capturing the last of the worlds indigenous cultures in all their glory. so much love 💘💘💘~~looking at working on upcoming paintings in a ‘twins series’ mirror images. do you connect more with a single portrait or multiple?