Abstract Theodore Roosevelt Portrait

Abstract Theodore Roosevelt Portrait

Abstract Theodore Roosevelt Portrait Details

If you appreciate loose, abstract and expressive style Presidential portraits then I think you will love this take on Theodore Roosevelt. It's created with a lovely, eye-popping palette of earthy greens, vivid yellows and light browns. The medium consists of heavy body acrylics, crayon and compressed charcoal on 140 lb. archival paper. The artwork measures 30" x 22". The untamed scribbles of charcoal and brushwork is balanced perfectly with a minimalist background. This combination really puts the focus on Teddy and the unique style.

Artist Notes

Portraits have been a focus in 2015. I started the new year with the intention to create more of them and to explore abstracting the faces as much as possible without losing likeness. Now easy to do but I'm finding my way. With successful paintings such as this one it helps me to build the confidence that I can paint faces even though I'm a loose artist in general. In the future I hope to add more abstract qualities.

PortraitsRobert Joyner