Portrait of the Buddha in a Contemporary Style

Contemporary Style Painting (acrylic on stretched linen 58"X26")

Artist: John Potter
Portrait Painting of the Buddha
This painting fits into a series of paintings exploring the use of custom linear halftones I have been working on.

I just finished a painting of a Siren of the Sea and I wanted to do a similar companion piece. I wanted it to have a soothing meditative effect like a Zen Garden. I considered a few options but settled on a statue of Buddha pretty quickly. I tinkered with some concepts like showing the statue in the jungle kind of Angkor Wat style but all of those experiments were too detailed and complex so I settled on a more straightforward approach. The pattern is based on a common Buddhist motif called The Flower of Life.

This painting actually integrates three patterns compared to the two in the Siren of the Sea painting. Seen in person at common viewing distances it makes the portrait and the pattern both about equal in visibility so it's easy to find yourself kind of staring into the painting. Repetition is a pleasant thing for the brain to process so the pattern becomes something like the recurring chorus in a song.

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painting on easel

PAINTINGS:

Siren of the sea
Contemporary Portrait of Buddha
Dog Park Painting
figure painting
Shipping Container Mural for a dog park
Portrait in  lines
Dog Park Illustration
Tongue Illustration
Robot in  lines
Bubblegum Machine Painting
Andy Warhol Portrait
Shipping Container Mural for a dog park
Iguana Wall Art
Alcove mural
bee mural
color pattern mural
Dancing Fox Mural
Abstract Pattern Mural
Zappa portrait
Doctor(mixed media)
Doctor(mixed media)
Skateboard and Scooter
Book Cover Illustration
Portrait in  oils
Astronaut illustration
sushi illustration
Portrait
Cave diver painting
Conquistadors illustration
Diver Illustration
Hello(Oils)
Einstein

PORTRAITS:

Siren of the sea
Contemporary Portrait of Buddha
Portrait in  lines
Book Cover Illustration
Art Nouveau Portrait
Cigar Aficionado Illustration
Andy Warhol Portrait
Cover Art
Zappa portrait
Shipping Container Mural for a dog park
Dog Park Illustration
Dog Park Illustration
Shipping Container Mural for a dog park
Iguana Wall Art
native americans painting
Doctor(mixed media)
Hello(Oils)

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