I have to admit I was a little worried this photo wouldn’t translate to a painting well. But once I laid out the black areas the composition was pretty cool. I wish I would have snapped a picture of that stage. Here is one shortly after:
I found a pint of “disney pink” paint at the landfill a while back and it has been my favorite base color to paint with. Especially with people – the flesh tones just turn out so warm. I have been thinking about my collection of house-paint that I use to paint with and am hoping to feature that aspect in the upcoming art fair I’ll be in next month. Maybe I’ll figure out a way to have pictures of my studio filled with paint pints and tupperwares of landfill paint that I use to paint every painting. I tried reverting back to tubes of basic colors but I just love how opaque house paint is! So I’m sticking with it.
I originally got the idea from my artist friend Mollie Freeman. Check her out here.
Anyways. I had fun painting these characters! Two very interesting faces to paint.