Sunday, July 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This is going to sound weird, but I have become interested in a new project inspired by a Tweet from my associate, Juan Thomassie. He sent me the URL of a creepy little website from mugshots.tampabay.com. They keep an archive of mug shots of those unfortunate enough to have been recently arrested. The archive is sortable by a number of ways. But one of the most interesting is by age. What I felt was so compelling was how the faces of people changed over time. The older the arrested became, the more their lifestyles seem to have physical effects on their faces.
Their features seem to become twisted. Over sized eyes, twisted noses and faces that seem to be contorted from top to bottom. For some reason I feel compelled to record these anomalies. I think it begs the question, "Do our choices and actions have a bearing on our physical appearance?"
This first entry is a portrait based on the mug shot of Daniel. Booked on May 13, 2009 for a sexual predator violation.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Starting a new painting. This time with real paint! You may have seen my earlier post of the iPhone version of this image. It worked well as a color study, but there is nothing like the smell of oil paints and mineral spirits.
This color study is 9.5 x 6" on masonite. The final will be 48 x 30" on canvas.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I walk my dog in the morning and I pass this beautiful sight. This is the Little Patuxent River. It's behind our neighborhood and never fails to fill me with joy every time I look at it. This is my third iPhone painting with the application 'Brushes".