This is a new portrait collage that is part of a series for an exhibit I’m working on for next year. The title of the exhibit will be “Black Women of Distinction”. I began with one of my favorite artists, Faith Ringgold, because her quilts and paintings are similar to the artwork I am creating in acrylic collage. I sketched the portrait features first and her colorful sweater and turban. Tracing paper helps me create the shapes and connect them using my pencil drawing — an additive process. Sometimes I can add or remove papers if I feel the color is not appropriate. I feel this portrait was successful as it captures and likeness of the artist and her character.
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|Original 16″ × 20″
Black wood frame (20" x 24") with white and gray mats
|Print 8″ × 10″
|Print 11″ × 14″
Actual image size is 11″×13.75″.
|Print 16″ × 20″
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