Face Painted Youth

Three paintings were made from photo references of this pow wow youth dancer. He was a terrific. Who gets a good subject in motion that has bright colour, interesting form, and angry passion. I’d forgotten these from when my printer broke down. So I am posting them now, in the order painted, below:

Face painted youth dancer at pow wow.

I could see him looking out through the white paint and even his eyelashes were painted white.

This one I liked the drama of the subjects position of waiting. BUT I had a bad time taking out so many group silhouettes in the background and left two too many in retrospective. Even when backgrounds have been greatly simplified, black still creates a hole.

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