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Matt Warner

Day 2 of my “5 portraits in 5 days challenge”.  Matt Warner from Balance and Composure.
bacmattpaintingMatt Warner
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.

bacandypainting
Andy Slaymaker
8″x10″
Acrylic on Canvas

Kate Bush

UPDATE: I decided to adjust the hair on my Kate Bush portrait.  I felt it was just too colorful and overpowering.  I essentially painted over most of the green and yellow with black paint.  I also toned down the exiting colors and gave them softer edges.  I’m much happier with the new look.KateBushPainting2

The older version:katebushpainting
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:

Birdman

Birdman
“Birdman”
8″x10″
Acrylic on canvas