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Emerson Mitchell; Drip, 2020; Oil and Acrylic on Canvas; 24 x 18″; Painting

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Emerson Mitchell; Drip, 2020; Oil and Acrylic on Canvas; 24 x 18"; Painting

This painting was part of a research project studying the works of Andrew Wyeth. Like Wyeth, I wanted to focus on rendering a strong sense of light and expression. However, rather than using Wyeth’s minimal or naturalistic approach to the portrait, I chose to go for a more maximalist approach, using props and colorful makeup and clothing on my model for the reference photo this was based on.

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