May 24th, 2020

Gouache Portrait Study

ARTIST: Jordan Rhodes, United States

ARTIST STATEMENT: For my gouache studies I like to go with a layering approach, working from dilute to more opaque as I build up layers. The dilute layers allow me to experiment with different color combinations, which can be easily covered or further incorporated into the piece.

MEDIA: Gouache, graphite
SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra-heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory – Cold Press Surface

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jordan Rhodes is a recent Ph. D. graduate in chemistry. He rediscovered his love for art during grad school as a way to relax away from the lab. Now he plans to pursue art more seriously and continue to improve.
Instagram: @jmr_art
YouTube: @jmr_art

See the 60-second fast frame video detailing the creation of this portrait here: https://www.facebook.com/Stillmanandbirn/videos/282034389602403/

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