Crumpled Dollar painting

realistic painting of a crumpled dollar

8″ x 8″ crumpled dollar pastel painting
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Daily PaintWorks, where I also have my work displayed, has monthly challenges for artists. This month’s challenge was to paint something crumpled. I pinned the dollar to my wall and started painting. Knowing it would be complicated to draw and halfway through I thought “What was I thinking?”.

The background hue of the crumpled dollar was changed a couple of times and I reworked the words numerous times! Although the surface is large enough to work on those details shrink quickly. Working on the lines and the white spaces between them was challenging to my eye and hand.

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