Pop-Art Marilyn

Pop-Art Marilyn

Written by Jez Hunt

The Accidental Artist | Painting

11th November 2021

Today’s painting is a pop-art approach to the 50’s icon Marilyn Monroe.

It’s great to be able to express yourself in a completely different way. Not only with the style of acrylics but also using newspaper as the base to paint on (and boy, is it different from painting on the watercolour paper or canvas!).

I love the flexibility of acrylics. It’s great that you can thin them down and use them in a similar way to watercolour and allow the background to come through, or you can thickly apply them like oil paints and build solid colours with three-dimensional texture.

It means that even with a simple set of acrylic paints you really can adapt and paint in whatever style you like.

Exactly like life…

We all have tools to cope with life… experiences, lessons, values and beliefs… whether we recognise they’re are with us or not. It’s how we apply them that makes the difference.

Many day-to-day things we work through on our own without even thinking about it. Other things can seem insurmountable and sometimes we need help.

Learning to recognise when you need help is an important lesson for anyone, especially if it is working against ego, but there is no shame in asking for help.

If you’re struggling, ask for help. You CAN solve the problems you are having with the tools you already have… sometimes you just need to be shown how.

With love xx

#acrylicpainting #lifejourney #continuousimprovement #stayfocused #accidentalartist

Painting Details:

A bit of Pop Art this time, painting an icon on newspaper.

Medium: Acrylic on newspaper with 300gsm Aquafine Smooth Watercolour board backing
Width: 30 cm
Height: 30 cm

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