A Whirlwind of Color

colored blots portrait by erik jones

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New York based artist Erik Jones combines two art styles in his paintings: photo-realism and abstractionism. He paints colorful shapes around and over the model’s face and body as if it were a helmet, or shield. Jones is able to achieve this layered look with the use of various materials such as colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and water-soluble oil.

colored paintings by erik jones colored woman painting by erik jones face painting and skull with color bars by erik jones circle painting with girl face by erik jones
Photos © Erik Jones

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Having opened her own clothing company in her twenties, Adriana has created successful projects for over a decade in the fields of design, illustration, fashion and web. She is the award-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene 360's Illusion magazine. When not online, she is enjoying the quiet life walking her shih tzu at seaside. Follow the author @scene360, and see more articles here.

February 27, 2014 Abstract Art Color Painting