ArtPop on Hart Buses

ArtPop 7Q Caitlin 7.12.15 TPA

In addition to my painting being featured on two billboards in the Tampa/Brandon area, my work is also featured on the side of a Hart bus that runs all through the city! I am incredibly grateful and thankful to Hart, Outfront Media, and Arts Council of Hillsborough County for supporting the ArtPop program to foster the arts in our community. Keep your eye out for the other local artists’ works if you’re in town! Find out more about these other local artists here: http://tampaarts.com/artpop-2/

-Caitlin

Altered Beard

I’ve been missing my brushes lately, especially my bristle brushes. I used to dislike them because they are pretty stiff when I wanted to do fine detail. Now, I am finding a love for them because they really are great in applying a lot of paint, and leave lovely drag-marks as I rake through the oils.

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Here is my initial portrait on an 8×8 inch panel.

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Yummy brush texture.

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After a few days of drying, I can finally start the cutting process.

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Looking back, I should have left it at this stage here. I like the empty bottom corner to show the thickness of the paint compared to the surface of the panel. There’s always next portrait!

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And finished!

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The cool color palette of the 6 layers of paint works well with the warm skin tones, I hope to do a few more male portraits like this one coming up after I finish the diptych I’m currently working on. Have a great afternoon!

-Caitlin