Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 22

This portrait is quite different from any of the others thus far...the creation of the actual artwork itself took less than 15 minutes. However, it's worth mentioning that the preparation work for this piece took approximately two hours!

A couple years ago, I really got into the art of Shepard Fairey. For those that don't recognize the name, he's the guy that created the famous Barack Obama "Hope" image. It was at that time that I began experimenting with hand-cut stencils and spray paint - the paintings that I created at the time were what I called "diversion pieces" that kept me occupied while I was on a creative slump with my usual painting style. I discovered that while the process of cutting the stencils was extremely tedious, the ultimate results were pretty fun and made some interesting images.

A nice side benefit is that the stencils can be re-used over and over, which makes the process a little more bearable. The ghost image on the upper right was made by shifting the stencil and lightly misting the painting with some white spray paint.

#22 November 11, 2010,  Spray paint and acrylic on bristol board

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty cool. I really like your spraypaint work..