Original Colorful Gay Oil Painting of a Handsome Bear in Profile with a Beard and a Fade, oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches by Kenney Mencher


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Fade Haired Cubby Beard, oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches by Kenney Mencher

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This original handmade oil painting is a portrait of a bear. Bear is a gay slang term. It describes a hairier and/or heavy-set gay or bisexual man. A bear typically projects an image of rugged masculinity.

This was painted using the alla prima method. Without a preparatory layer of dead color; without underpainting. Also occasionally as noun: this method of painting. Wet-on-wet, or alla prima, direct painting or au premier coup, is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.

The paint is applied in thick impastos. Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture; the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.

I used a colorful palette of non-local color, especially in the hair where you can see blues and grays. In painting, local color is the color of an object when seen under flat white light with no adjustment for form shadow or colors of light or secondary light sources. An example would be the assumption that an apple is red when it is actually dependent on the color of the light hitting it, color of objects around it, glossiness, and variations within the colors on the surface of the apple itself. Local color is learned in childhood to help simplify and make sense of the world. Coloring books reinforce the idea of simplifying colors. The sky is blue, grass is green, etc. when there are actually myriad variations in hue, chroma, within these areas. In order to represent objects realistically, painters must look beyond the simplifications of local color. Demonstrations of Color constancy show how flawed local color assumptions can be when the light source is has a color shift.

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