36 x 36 in.


Acrylic paint on canvas.

Roe v. Wade, 1973, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States conferred the right to have an abortion. The decision struck down many federal and state abortion laws and caused an ongoing abortion debate in the United States about whether, or to what extent, abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, and what the role of moral and religious views in the political sphere should be. The decision also shaped the debate concerning which methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication.

While I'm working on several paintings at once, this piece is getting the colors blocked in to find the right balance.

Here is a better view of this painting I'm just getting started on.

This piece is a little further along and you can start to see facial features and clothing details.

In this case, I used cardboard as a makeshift paint palette until I get a new one.

I've added many more details and the background is starting to fill in.

When working on larger canvases, it helps to take a step back to maintain perspective.

I am nearing the finish line. I wasn't intending to add orange to this piece, but after seeing all of the paintings together, I decided this gave them better continuity.

Hello there. A closeup of some of the faces in the crowd.

I'm adding some color to this piece to give it life.

I've added more features and hair in this closeup.

Roe vs. Wade was in 1973 so the styles have to match the era to make a point.

Some of the background people are coming into focus.

I'm starting to add a few facial expressions.

I've created a pillowing effect in the hand-carried sign.

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