Unique Commissioned Portraits
The process begins by digitizing a selected photo. This can be a photo that
is provided by the client, or one taken by the artist specifically for this project.
The photo is then altered in Photoshop to create a grid pattern made up of solid squares of color. The grid pattern is then used as the basis and guide for the painting process to begin.
The actual mixed media painting process uses several different types of acrylic paints and mediums to create the final rich textural surface.
Viewed close up, each individual square in the grid becomes it's own mini-painting. Sometimes there are small images in the squares, in other instances there are words with significant meaning to the subject.
For instance, the portrait of Alfred Hitchcock above has the title of every film he directed, along with his main leading actors, all hidden in the squares.
As the viewer moves farther away from the painting, the little details "disappear" and the main image comes into focus.
Hidden in the family portrait below are the names of the individual family members as well as significant dates and other meaningful content.
Watch the video to see the details in the painting above!