“Aspen” Photography Painting Mixed Media Combination

September 19, 2019
gold leaf painting of girl with hand to face

When I first started painting, I would not have considered a combination of photography and painting to create mixed media art. 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 Mixed Media Combination Piece:

This piece, like others, is a combination of my photography and painting that results in a mixed media art piece. With this piece, because Aspen had more of an editorial face, I wanted to see what it would look like on the lighter background with the gold leaf and see if it would feel different than the other girls because it’s not as moody.

Other Details:

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

“Aspen” is an acrylic mixed media photography and painting combination based on a portrait photograph. This piece uses gold leaf and is 25.25 by 25.25 framed.


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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 Photography/Painting Combination?

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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