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Mitchel Arndt, Break the Silence, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24″ x 18″

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Mitchel Arndt, Break the Silence, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"

Mitchel Arndt, Break the Silence, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"

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I made this painting to help visualize the moment of distress. The background is dull so that I would be able add bright colors to the face to indicate the mixed emotions. I used the acrylic pen to make detailed marks in the figure's eye and cheeks to represent the feeling of blood rushing to the face. I also used dripping on the face to emphasize sweating along with the figure's hair, strands which trail inward to capture a sense of danger creeping near.