Painting: Reflection

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Old Painting

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Thought I’d post one of my old paintings to keep up with this two posts a day thing I seem to have going on. I’ve always thought this one looks a bit like Billy Joel, but that’s definitely not how it started out!

Side Portrait

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For this sketch I decided to return to drawing more realistically to make sure that that skill wasn’t waning while I was experimenting. This sketch is loosely based on the Discovery album cover by Electric Light Orchestra and was finished within 15 minutes.

Abstracting In the Life Room

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This came about by drawing Jan (our life model) over and and over again in one minute on top of the original drawings, and then working on top of the resulting shapes and marks with paint and charcoal to make new organic forms.
Although I can’t remember putting this in, I can definitely see the head of a person looking down just below the middle of the object.