New portraiture series: Blameless Lives

Thinking about issues of representation and inspired by Charles White, Robert Pruitt, Alice Neel, and Mickalene Thomas, I am diving into this series of portraits.

Welcoming Friends   28.5”X19”  Acrylic and graphite on Yupo paper  Scroll down to see more!

Welcoming Friends

28.5”X19”

Acrylic and graphite on Yupo paper

Scroll down to see more!

Started this project with graphite…

Started this project with graphite…

detail

detail

Here I started exploring with background and for some reason I kept thinking of stripes for the background. Also brought in acrylic…

Here I started exploring with background and for some reason I kept thinking of stripes for the background. Also brought in acrylic…

Trying to problem solve in Procreate….those curtains do look nice:)

Trying to problem solve in Procreate….those curtains do look nice:)

Okay, how about some transfer tricks? And definitely need color.

Okay, how about some transfer tricks? And definitely need color.

To cut a long story short…

To cut a long story short…