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Aleah (Stranger #5)

Aleah Painting
Aleah (Stranger #5)
11”x14″
Acrylic on Canvas

100 Strangers Project – How I approach strangers and take their portraits

Will (Stranger #3)

WillPainting.jpgWill (Stranger #3)
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

Lindsey (Stranger #90)

Lindsey Stranger painting

Lindsey (Stranger #90)
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

Sasha (Stranger #83)

SashaPaintingFINALSasha (Stranger #83)
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

I used the Zorn limited palette for this one — basically just two colors — Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Red (along with Mars Black and Titanium White).  If you’re wondering how the green was produced, the Mars Black has a blue bias, so when it’s mixed with Yellow Ochre, you get a limited range of greens.

Tyler (Stranger #62)

I used a small palette knife for most of this painting and am very happy with the result.  I feel like I’m inching ever closer to the style I want to achieve.  This painting required a looseness of mind that doesn’t come natural to me.  I still have the urge to “paint within the lines” and make everything look as realistic as possible.

TylerPaintingLowRes.jpgTyler (Stranger #62)
16”x12”
Acrylic on Canvas

Ben (Stranger #69)

My 100 Strangers project actually began as a way for me to find original subjects to paint portraits of.  However, I got so consumed with the project that I ended up not painting for a year.  Now that it’s finished, I have at least 100 potential portraits to paint.  This is my second stranger painting.
BenPaintingLowRes
Ben (Stranger #69)
12”x16”
Acrylic on Canvas