Oil on Stretched Canvas
30" x 30"
Teenage Merit is an original oil painting on canvas that captures a gestural self-portrait. The rich warm hues in the portrait emulate the growth and tension of teenage years. While making this painting I was interested in the contrast of large fields of flat color and expressive figurative subject matter. The stripes were a recurring motif of design and symbol of restriction, order, imprisonment. The final detail of the painting is a small symbol painted as a patch from one of the Merit Badges a scout is eligible to learn in Boy Scouts of America.
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