Chelsea is one in a small series of recent portraits of bright faces I encounter at the local Starbucks. There is a hint of the exotic in her eyes, but study any face you come in contact with and you’re likely to find something new and fascinating to appreciate. In the event that mankind ever achieves that happy tipping point, appreciating all, as Charles Dickens’ wrote, “fellow passengers on the way to the grave”, then maybe justice and peace will prevail.
Here you can see where I took advantage of the white canvas, allowing it to appear, here and there, around and in the subject to add contrast and drama to the scene. I often use acrylic colors as others use watercolor, to stain and create wash-effects. Mixing this technique on canvas with opaque applications and an ‘active brush’ creates an exciting, expressive surface.
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