Fascinated by capturing the human face
I have always been fascinated by capturing the human face using a wide range of materials and utilizing different painting techniques. I have been inspired and challenged by a style of painting called Alla Prima. Wet-on-wet, or Alla Prima is a painting technique, used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. This technique requires a fast way of working, because the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. Maybe I am cheating but I have mostly been using acrylics that can be harder to use just because they dry so fast. You can see the process develop as I am working to construct the painting. Keeping in mind that I love mixed media and I’m using a mixture of spray paint, paint markers, and permanent markers. Sometimes I forget to take photos because I am working so fast! I love leaving the brush strokes that give a hard line texture and I’m getting more comfortable being more bold. I will continue experimenting with contemporary art influences to drive me to think differently. Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the late 20th century or in the 21st century. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organising principle, ideology, or “-ism“.