Barbara Streisand

I thought I would continue with another celebrity, Barbara Streisand. The more I looked at the last painting (Cher), the more I disliked how loose I went with it. The style certainly did not fit with Babs. For her, I wanted more control and more darks – something that would match better with her carefully…

Cheryl Sarkisian Expressionistic Painting

I set a goal to produce a colorful portrait in an afternoon – rather than working on it bit by bit over the course of a week or two. I wanted to be more loose with the brush – to incorporate some of the aspects that I like in abstracts into a portrait. So, I…

City Nights

Abstract city lights at night. Abstract City Nights Detail Shots Zoomable Version Buy a print Prints of this painting are available at: https://matt-lindley.pixels.com/featured/city-nights-matt-lindley.html

Creepy Clown 2017

This creepy clown was tough. I started it several times, only to stop and start over with a different composition. Since clowns are still quite popular, thanks to IT and AHS, I thought it was about time for a new creepy clown. This year it is somewhere between a Gollum and zombie clown. This is…

Man in Yellow

I’ve grown tired of the kind of portraits that I’ve recently created. However, I want to keep exploring abstract impressionistic styles. So, I am backing up from the subject and focusing a little on the overall figure. This male figure is my first attempt. I also went a little larger with this piece. It is…

Blue Eye Killer

7,200 x 10,800 pixels | 24 x 36 inches Blue Eye Killer Zoomable Image Yes, I know. The zoomify player is buggy – particularly for mobile devices.

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On a couple of my impressionistic portrait projects, I have been playing around with mixing faces. I use Photoshop to create the composite face that I can then use as a model. For the other projects, I used faces of the same gender – with some variations in ethnicity and age. For this project, I…

Closer

Another face, but this time a lot closer and a bit more abstracted. I’m torn on this one. On one hand, I like the idea of a (mostly) monochromatic painting. On the other hand, I look at this and think “what have I wrought?” Closer | Detail Shots Eye/iris Upper eyelid/eyebrow area Bridge of the…

Abstract 072817

Needing a break from portraits, I focused on the brush strokes I have been incorporating in them to create an abstract. The way in which the strokes overlap and mix colors creates a flow that greatly appeals to me. prints available Abstract Detail Shots Zoomify | Zoomable Image

Ephemeral

I went a bit more surrealistic with this project. This is not a real person – more of a meshing of features from a number of people. 7,200 x 10,800 pixels Get a print of Ephemeral Ephemeral Detail shots

Woman with a Bow

I really should come up with a better way to name these – woman with a bow, boy in a hat. As usual, I have no idea who she is, other than either a relative from the early 1900’s or a friend of the family from the same era. I cannot decide if her look…

Wife

2 of 2. This is the wife – to go with the Husband piece from yesterday. Her blouse posed a bit of a challenge to me. Such a large area of white with no significant details. I played with a number of ways to add in my own idea of what she could be wearing. Eventually,…