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Abstract Portrait Thomas Jefferson

Abstract Portrait Thomas Jefferson

Abstract Portrait Thomas Jefferson Details

This abstract portrait of Thomas Jefferson is created with mixed media on paper, measures 22" x 15" and loaded with abstract qualities. This painting came together pretty quick and that's why it has a minimalist, fresh look to it. I particularly love the green background which isn't a color I use very often. The medium in acrylics, inks and crayon - my favorite combo :)

The highlight for me is the palette and scribbles of crayon. I also enjoy the negative space since it plays a key role in the overall balance. If every square inch had this much intensity it would be overwhelming.

Green is one of those colors I'm still warming up to. This one is overloaded with it and I kind of like it. The orange really helps with contrasting the intensity. I'll have to explore this palette more.

Hope you enjoyed the painting. Thanks for having a look.

PortraitsRobert Joyner