“Emerson” Mixed Media Portrait Painter

September 7, 2019
color changing mixed media portrait of model

When I first started painting, I would not have considered myself a mixed media portrait painter, I just started to paint in all different mediums. I always loved portraits but I never knew it was my calling. It wasn’t until I started to incorporate my portrait photography into my paintings that it finally started to click for me.

Inspiration for this Piece:

I was trying out a new color here. I’ve always been into really rich colors, but this blue just really popped. When I started to paint it, I just wanted to give that depth and feel to the painting. I was also going through an emotional time, and so I added in the writing and scratches and drips because that’s what I was feeling at the time and I needed to get those emotions out. 

Other Details:

As a photographer and portrait artist, I take the photographs and then turn them into mixed media portrait art. Interested in learning more about this process or seeing a bit of it? Check out this behind-the-scenes video of my work!

“Emerson” is an acrylic mixed media portrait painting based on a portrait photograph. This piece uses vivid colors and is 25.25 by 25.25 framed.

framed blue mixed media painting on wall side view of blue color changing mixed media portrait close up of face on mixed media portrait painting girl's face in blue color changing mixed media portrait

The Portrait Painting Artist:

Although I call myself a portrait painting artist, it is hard to categorize my work as one thing specifically as it falls under: Pop art, Modern art, Mixed Media, and street art. What I do to create art is a multifaceted process that is done all by hand. It’s a labor of love where each piece will have hours of work poured into it until I feel like it’s finally finished.

What is a Mixed Media Portrait Painter?

Mixed media art refers to a visual art form that combines a variety of media in a single artwork. In my art, this usually means combining my photography with painting. I use a variety of unique materials: gold and silver leaf, a color changing technique, etc.


Want to See More?

Interested in seeing more of my work? Check out some of my other portrait painting art!

Here is a piece using gold leaf.

Here, check out a portrait painting that uses silver leaf.

I also have several other color changing portraits; check one out here!


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