Subject Tags: oil paintings, portrait art, portraiture, figure drawing, figurative, female figure, figures and portraits, pretty girl, blacks, white, hipster, light green, greens, small oil artwork, small oil paintng, oil painting, original oil painting, oil on canvas, beautiful woman, woman portrait, oils, woman, portrait
Size: 9"W x 11"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
My name is Alex Chavez and I live and work in Santa Fe New Mexico USA. I have been an artist all my life and have worked in a couple of styles using various media in eluding watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and digital. But figurative work has always been my constant subject matter. I love the work of Raphael, Sargent, Manet, and Picaso. Drawn to their expressive brush work and subject matter.
The series I present here are the road to 1,000 faces that I plan to pain over the next 10 years. - Enjoy, Alex.
Born in Los Angeles, California and a graduate of Fine Arts from California State University Fullerton, I have been a traditional figure painter for most of my career. Currently I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico where I am focused on painting, oil on canvas. This is the first year of my journey to paint 1000 faces. Small canvases painted alla prima. This journey is a personal academic exploration that will carry me into my senior years.