Long before I met the pastel artist, Eli Sproles, I was impressed with his use of color in his figure paintings. I’ve seen him demonstrate his technique several times rendering portraits. One time I was the model for a portrait. Since I’m very passionate about color in my work, I wanted to create a dot painting in spirit of his palette.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
First I began with a brown background in several shades. On top of that I added bright colored dots with transitions between them. I decided from the outset to keep my painting abstract. Because the size of the dots was so small it took a number of hours to render this piece.