I am thrilled to premiere my latest acrylic painting, Strawberry Boy (left). This was a really fun project that took my pop aesthetic to a whole new (and tastier) level.
My model and muse was a very creative and beautiful young man whom you can find on Instagram. I based this painting on a photo he shared with me.
From there, I built up the painting, layer by layer, using Ivory Black, Titanium White, and one version of each of the primaries. In this case, I chose Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Blue, and Cadmium Yellow Light.
At the last minute, I added Cadmium Red Medium to the strawberry to help differentiate it from the lips. This really did the trick!