Abstract Mark Twain Portrait

Abstract Mark Twain Portrait

Loose, Expressive And Abstract Mark Twain Portrait

Been busy working on portraits recently and wanted to share this colorful, abstract style depiction of Mark Twain. Features a palette of dominant greens and blues with pops of yellows. It measures 30 x 22 inches and painted with mixed media on paper.

As with many of my pieces it was painted over an inferior painting which adds some extra abstract qualities. I particularly enjoy the purple crayon strokes as it enhances the bold, chunky brushwork. 

Portraits are becoming my favorite subjects since they really challenge my creativity and skills. I'm starting to think that if I can build on the early success of these pieces it will certainly strengthen my other subjects as well.

PortraitsRobert Joyner