John F Kennedy Painting

John F Kennedy Painting

John F Kennedy Painting Details

This John F Kennedy painting is created with a minimalist style that's balanced nicely with a colorful palette and energetic brushwork. The medium is heavy body acrylics, inks and crayon on archival paper, measures 22" x 15".

I started painting portraits several years ago as a way of challenging my artwork. It's easy to settle into a rut and to only paint in a safe mode. So portraits were a way to expand my subject matter and to challenge my style and medium. Since my artwork is so loose it seemed portraits would be impossible. You can only abstract a human face so much before it becomes unrecognizable. Finding this balance was the biggest challenge. To this day I'm still learning how to paint portraits without getting too tight. A work in progress and a challenge that has taught me a lot about painting, drawing and my medium.

Hope you enjoyed the new painting and thanks for having a look.

PortraitsRobert Joyner