My water media class nicknamed this painting “Giant Baby Head”. I suppose it’s appropriate since the painting is bigger than the model (22″ x 30″). The model is my granddaughter Lily and she really is this cute!
My final project for painting was to find an artist and copy their style. I did quite a bit of research trying to find something that I wanted to copy and that I had the time and skill to accomplish. In all my searching I found an artist by the name of Nathan Manire. He makes portraits using dots. It is similar to pixilation, yet not the same. The dots do not touch and one line is offset from the next. He won’t talk about his process so I was left on my own to try and figure it out. It was very challenging to take 490 dots on a 22″ x 30″ format and make them look like circles of color close up and like a face when viewed at a distance. Here is my version. It is entitled “Audrey”. If you squint or take off your glasses it looks even better.