New painting Holding On

Here's a timelapse video showing some of the process involved with creating my figurative oil painting Holding On.

The piece was inspired by a selfie posted by artist Armando Bravo to Instagram. I wrote and asked him if I could use it as a reference image for a painting because I thought it was very evocative, and he said sure! This video takes you from start to finish so you can get a glimpse into my process. I work in an expressionistic style, applying layers of thick paint to create some textural chaos on the canvas as a foundation for the portrait. 

Limited edition prints of Holding On are available here.

Special thanks to Armando Bravo. Check out his work here



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  • I love this timelapse video! Cool job, Paul!

    • Danie Janse van Vuuren
  • I already commented on your work I think you are very talented.
    I do watercolor paintings and I have recently started doing glass art.
    I was wondering if you could coach me on how to get started with making a page to sell my work
    I would love to share my work with you

    • Louis Esposito
  • Beautiful energy, Paul. Always enjoy watching you paint.

    • Sandra Bacon