Art, Physical Art

Silhouette Style Acrylic Painting (for the romantic)

The full scale romantic came out in me when I dreamed up this project. I took a photo that I particularly liked of the two of us and turned it into an almost print like figure ground painting. It wasn’t easy to make the photo actually look like it was us, but I am really happy with the way that it turned out.

Acrylic Painting Silhouette Style

Acrylic Painting Silhouette Style

 

 

This was the preferred method for me because I struggle to mix colors in paintings, and I thought that the print feel would be a nice fit for this particular image. After blocking out the major color areas, I sketched the outlines onto the canvas and started painting by numbers. It took longer than expected, but it’s always worth the effort when you come out with a piece of art that makes both of you truely happy.  Here’s the original photo.