Raheem Nelson

By Your Side

Continuing with cropping I borrowed a selfie Rahisha took with my phone of us on the beach and used it for inspiration for this painting. The message is companionship. I have the privledge of being in a relationship with my best friend. What that looks like is conversations that light me up on a creative and intelluctual level, adventures to new places and creating content together. I painted this loosely and blended the same way. I enjoy painting portraits that are brushy yet smooth. It creates a great contrast that I liked to capture in my traditional art. Portrait painted in Procreate on iPad.

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