The Making of Afro Blue

Acrylic – 20″ x 30″

I got the idea to create this painting after listening to Robert Glasper’s song called “Afro Blue” featuring Erykah Badu. I really loved the photo used for the painting too because its simple yet artistic.

As I stated before, I wanted to do something different from the last painting so I opted to use more vivid colors. I knew I wanted to implement the hair color blue into the painting but also, I wanted the background to really be just as vivid as the blue colors used. This piece didn’t take long at all other than filling in all of the black for the main color. I also used a sponge on the hair to test my new purchase from the art store. I will most definitely be painting several Erykah Badu versions. I love Erykah’s music, her style, and I will always be a fan.

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