Artist Makes Paintings With Kisses

my name is Alexis Fraser aka the lipstick Lex and I am a kiss artist I actually started creating our my kiss art back in 2011 and I was challenged by a client to create this larger-than-life portrait of Marilyn Monroe the kicker though was that it had to be created non-traditionally but still the correlate with Marilyn Monroe so after a bit of brainstorming I came up with the concept of well maybe I can try and create her out of lipstick and kiss prints so I tried it and it actually worked and that is where lipstick collects before I start my pieces as sort of a paint-by-numbers if you will so while I sketch out my process I feel you know I have a bubble this area is gonna be light this area is gonna be dark in this area is gonna be you know more of a medium mid-tone and then that way I know just how much to apply so if this certain area is gonna be heavy in shadows then I know that I have to kiss it quite a few times if it's medium not so much and if it's light it's a very light application for the areas that I need to do a lot of details or the areas that need to be really blunt as bold that's when I actually go in and physically draw with the lipstick tube itself and then I'll feather in and manipulate the pigment with paintbrush my lips have built up quite a bit of sand mod if you will but they definitely do get sore when I've been working on a piece for a long period of time do take breaks by painting directly with the lipstick the whole painting isn't just kiss prints so when each piece is completed I seal each one with an epoxy resin and I do this to protect it from smudging and fading and UV damage lipstick Lex is my passion I'm one out of I think a couple people in the entire world that do this so I feel really proud to be doing this type of art and I also feel proud of the fact that my arts mission is really to spread love and happiness and feel good bye you

39 thoughts on “Artist Makes Paintings With Kisses

  1. New friend : so, how many kisses did you had .
    Girl : I don't remember , 10000.. maybe .
    New friend : ??

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