I created this series in honor of my home state. Each image within the bear is carefully placed and depicts a different aspect of a California Summer, from the stunning sunsets, to a day at the beach. I even photographed some of these images myself!
My goal when creating these pieces is that the end result looks really graphic. I want to leave the viewer wondering at first glance if it's a painting or a print.
The lettering featured on these Mixed Media pieces are all hand drawn using a ruler (no stencils here), and painted by brush! I'm no natural when it comes to calligraphy, and have worked really hard on perfecting this aspect!
"Chris's Cali" | 16" x 20" | Acrylic Paint + Collage | Commissioned by the League of Women Voters for their newly elected President 2016