Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Rtst Style 5"x7" acrylic
This was for a DPW challenge to emulate the style of another artist. I chose Roger Akesson who is a Swedish painter who does lovely, graphic images of fruit, flowers, branches, cupcakes and other things using deliberate brush strokes and outlining in broken black and white lines. I chose a different subject than he does, did less outlining, added red to the mix, and probably the biggest difference is that I used a lot of dry brush strokes that are less deliberate looking. So it is an interesting combination of what I do and his influence. It was a fun challenge and through it I really took the time to study a few other artists' work, which is always a beneficial exercise.