Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Portrait in Red and Black"

12"x 16"
acrylic on hardboard

I am always excited when I get to use red in a painting, which is one of my favorite colors. I spent a lot of time on the background on this one.  I know your probably thinking, "what 
background?"  Well I had a background of thin transparent red fabric with light shining 
threw it. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I was going to pull it off.  Then I 
painted over it and everything finally felt right. The background and foreground weren't 
fighting with each other anymore.  I guess I should write about what is actually in the 
painting since I just explained what isn't.  I enjoyed working with this one, it had everything I like, from the rich red and black colors to the mask itself.  I love masks and can't wait to 
paint my next masked figure. Their will always be a next masked figure.

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