Shades of Strength is the newest addition to my War Paint series. It measures 24" x 30." The original painting is available for purchase through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery (www.lymaneyerart.com/ItemDispl… but will be held until my exhibition this summer, opening August 22. Limited-edition prints are available in my online store (paulrichmond.bigcartel.com/pro…
The War Paint series is an expressive exploration of strength, masculinity, and courage. I am inspired by the variety of ways in which people summon their inner strength to prepare for battle, and through this body of work, I hope to expand upon the notion of what "being tough" really means.
Love the thick paint application, and vibrant colours
Really good painting, the expressions of the colors is great, and the model is beautiful!
Simply.... WOW!! very beautiful
What medium(s) were used if I may ask? I love the texture. It's a very bold piece indeed. I use acrylics and watercolors mostly, but I find my acrylic pieces don't turn out how I envision them. I am just in love with this piece! Very well done!
Thank you so much! I've been using oil paint for this series. I like the way they layer and the texture you get when painting thick.
Well it's absolutely gorgeous! I would love to be able to create something so raw looking and free. I love paintings where the brush strokes are visible but it doesn't take anything at all away from the piece. Whenever I try to create something like this, it never turns out quite right. Keep up the good work, and I can't wait to see what else you create!