Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Day 17 - MLK Jr.

MLK, Jr., Acrylic on Gessoed Mat Board, 10"x7"

Day 17 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

A day late, but I wanted to try a painting of Martin Luther King, Jr. I got the photo from the Internet (a wonderful thing, the Internet). I had to extrapolate the right side of the face somewhat because he had his hands under his chin in the photo. I liked working with the different values that the black and white photo of an African-American provided - so different from all of the pale faces of my relatives. The stark lighting of the photo also appealed to me - I really like the drama.

1 comment:

Marty Shively said...

Nice Tribute - very well done - to capture his Spirit!