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Shades of Strength by paulypants Shades of Strength by paulypants
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.
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ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Love this! :)

Would love to feature your work in our "More Than Men" Project over at domorebemore.org/men! Check it out all the details and how to submit there! :)
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jessrobley Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love the thick paint application, and vibrant colours :)
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shils Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Really good painting, the expressions of the colors is great, and the model is beautiful!
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DanielX2580 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing
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drawfellas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Talented!
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rickster155 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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FiguraArto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Fantastic!
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steph--95 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Simply.... WOW!! very beautiful :heart:
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StarvingArtistStudio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
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!
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paulypants Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
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.
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StarvingArtistStudio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
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!
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