Artist's description:

This piece is painted with watercolours over a lightly acrylic painted 300gsm, cold pressed watercolour paper.

The piece portrays a positive and negative male, side profile. I wanted to depict inner conflict and the emotions we choose to hide, masked behind beauty.

When I approached this piece I initially designed it like I would a sculpture by imagining a solid canvas and carving away, removing solid material until I had the positive silhouette I was happy with. I then removed more material from inside the silhouette to depict the negative profile.

I used watercolour to lightly define the silhouette which also pulled forward some of the colour from the background.

The positive portrait is subtly smiling while his inner portrait is seen to be contemplating and/or unhappy. Like the subject matter, I chose to subtly hide the depiction behind a pastel coloured background and chose a model whose natural beauty could complete an uplifting image at face value.

Materials used:

Watercolour, acrylics and watercolour paper

His Mask (painted) (2016)

$89.89

  • Artwork description
  • Shipping
  • Returns and refunds
    We want you to love your art! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it free within 14 days, no questions asked. Learn more

This artwork is sold by Jonny Blakey from United Kingdom

×
Would you like 10% off?