Bailey Van Ellis

My “5 portraits in 5 days” challenge has come to an end.  There were many times that I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I didn’t.  This is Bailey Van Ellis from the band Balance and Composure.
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Bailey Van Ellis
8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Jon Simmons

Day 4 of my “5 portraits in 5 days challenge”: Jon Simmons from Balance and Composure.bacjonpainting
Jon Simmons
8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Erik Petersen

Day 3 of my “5 portraits in 5 days challenge”: Erik Petersen from Balance and Composure.bacerikpaintingErik Petersen
8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Matt Warner

Day 2 of my “5 portraits in 5 days challenge”.  Matt Warner from Balance and Composure.
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8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Andy Slaymaker

I’ve challenged myself to paint 5 portraits in 5 days in an attempt to loosen up and not overthink my process. This is the first one: Andy Slaymaker of the band Balance and Composure.

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Andy Slaymaker
8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Kate Bush

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Kate Bush
16”x20″
Acrylic on Canvas

This was my first 16″x20″ painting, and it was a little bit of an experiment for me.  I painted Kate’s face as usual and added colorful flourishes over her hair using a palette knife.  My original mock-up had way less color, so I might have overdone the effect a bit.  Overall, I’m happy with it.

Watch this time lapse video to see how I made the painting:

Nyhavn

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Nyhavn
14”x11″

Acrylic on Canvas

Detail:
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Watch this time lapse video to see how I created “Nyhavn”: