I finished a small canvas based on some images from the anti lock-down protests happening lately in the States.
Photojournalist Joshua Bickel from the Columbus Dispatch took a shot (link to photo) that went viral of protesters in Ohio. Folks on the internet were comparing the photograph to a film still from the zombie dark comedy Shaun of the Dead. I painted this using an impasto technique with acrylic, something I can only do on a small scale as paint is a limited resource.
I then collaged some militia protestors standing in front of the Michigan governors office captured by Seth Herald/Reuters Michigan. I knew that Saturday subscription to The Guardian would come in handy. (link to photo)
I used my expressionistic style to create even more tension and drama, The piece is busy and dynamic. Lovers of minimalism need not apply for a viewing.