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:
Both Adee and Harmony were done around the same time. I had just started to experiment with color changing portraits and I was getting really into it. With Adee, I decided that I really wanted her face to pop out with the color change and become the center of attention; at the same time, I wanted most of the painting to also be color changing but have the texture over it, which is where the writing comes in. At that time, I was trying to experiment more with incorporating words, because I have such a hard time with letting words out that I try to express them more in my art.
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!
“Adee” is an acrylic mixed media portrait painting based on a portrait photograph. This piece uses a color changing technique and is 25.25 by 25.25 framed.
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!