SELF PORTRAIT

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I believe every artist needs to have a self portrait. I have a dimple when i smile, so for some reason i tried not to smile so hard. Its an oil painting i decided to share with everyone on this beautiful sunday. This painting depicts me smiling and looking forward at life and great possibilities, and how it is a blessing to be alive. They say a picture can tell a lot, so therefore if you stare at this photo and come up with an assumption that “he looks calm, quiet, and looks like he has a warm personality with a sense of humor” then you are correct. But others may think otherwise.

“Pictures do talk, not loud, but quiet, only to the mind”.                                                                                                                                                          -Ikenna Chineme.

 

THE SHY MUSE

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Its her first time to pose for a nude painting. A beautiful chocolate with a taste of sweetness, yet she tends to be shy. I did enjoy doing this work, lots of laughter and jokes. She was trying her best to stay still, but she kept giggling.  I painted this recently. I think the red light bouncing on her from the side and also her jewelries was  a good idea, because the model did not have any. Some additions are worth it.  I also spent about 7 hours doing this work, and of course with short breaks and wine in between each break. It’s a  36×48 inches oil painting. Hope you like it. The painting is available at my online store at http://artbyikenna.storenvy.com

EMBRACING A MOMENT OF SOLITUDE

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Hi everyone, it’s really been a while since i updated my Blog, i have been busy with a lot of things, but that’s fine. This is a 36×48 inches oil painting. It’s titled “Embracing a Moment of Solitude” It first started as a nude study of a pretty woman sitting in a state of silence and peace of mind. After a while i decided to alter the background a little.At this point she is quiet while series of thoughts are going through her mind…. About three weeks later, i stood from a far distance and looked at the painting, and asked myself, what would it look like if i add a few butterflies to the painting? So i went ahead and added them. At the end of the day i loved how it came out, not bad after all. It felt like that final touch. Please feel free to comment, also, critics are welcomed too. Like and enjoy. Also, this painting is available at my online store at http://artbyikenna.storenvy.com