Painting Billy Jack in Acrylics - Like Artist John Nieto

When I first started painting - I chose to paint in acrylics. I loved painting in Big, Bold, Electric Colors! I was a modern day amateur fauvist - an artist who paints expressively with vivid, unnatural colors. My inspiration to paint like that, came from artist John Nieto. Sadly, I just learned he passed away at the age of 81.

Reflecting on his work, I decided to return to my roots as a beginning painter, and create a new contemporary painting of Billy Jack - inspired by Nieto’s style. It was a lot harder to do than I thought!

I still prefer to paint in oil paint, but sometimes I like the speed and fun of painting with acrylics. I'll keep them in my artist's toolbox.

Artist John Nieto

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