This picture is inspired by Janis Joplin, I was trying to capture the emotion that Janis put into her performance. The abstract coloring and the use of the patterns on her face helps to convey her very emotional connection to her music which added an elevated aspect to her performance. The portrait also shows a dark side of her performance using bright colors an opposite approach to achieving darkness creating an unexpected emotion for the viewer.
Enjoy! Yes, I said it!
Willis (Marque) Washington, Jr.