Sunday, December 4, 2011

Conrad Javier, 12" x 12", oil on linen

To paint Conrad, I decided to paint on a rather small size square canvas. I painted on a square format before, but I think this is the smallest size I painted on in the club.

At the beginning of the session, Conrad said he intentionally wore a bright orange-colored shirt to make it difficult for us. To go along with his challenge, I decided to make this painting expressive with brushstrokes, and colorful with exaggerated colors while completely ignoring the actual background color.
I also used the palette knife to smear his shirt colors at the beginning of the painting to set the stage for the ensuing color notes.

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