Recently, I have been experimenting with materials and different portrait styles. It’s that time of year, when new ideas are necessary and I usually set to completing artist study after artist study! These two particular pieces focus upon mark-making and are inspired by both Andrew James and Harding Meyer. My portrait work has freed up a great deal and using looser materials such as charcoal has been really fun! It’s quick, effective, and liberating! I’ve also been using square acrylic brushes (second image) to drag/manipulate paint and I love this effect! I think you’ll definitely be seeing more expressive works in the future but for now, it’s time to experiment a little bit more before creating my next piece!