Painting Raw

This week, I’ve been trying to paint without trying so much. Man its hard not to go back and fuss and get tight and want to fix everything. The trick with this style of painting, ala Mindy Lacefiled, Artur Akopjan, Erin Ashley, Marti Somers, Christina Romeo and scads of other “raw” artists, is to go for an emotion~let go of beauty. At least thats how I’m going after it these days:photo 1 photo 3 photo 5

This next one is inspired by Artur Akopjan. I layered paper and then paint and then drew into the paint with Caran D’Ache Neocolor crayons, yum.

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From here, I used blue for the eyes, which gave the figure a haunting quality I really like:

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