Pause, for Father’s Day

In honor of my Dad, for Father’s Day, I will be posting separate Pause pieces originating from the oil on wood studies of my parents, above. I have not identified my Pause models before, but I feel that I’d like to acknowledge my parents with these pieces and the several Pause depictions yet to be […]

Harsh

Another in the self-portrait series.  This one reflects a moment of angst, appropriate to experimenting with the drama of harsh lighting. Photographing this oil painting was a chore.  The gloss from the painting medium produced not only glare, but dots of shine reflecting the layers of medium on the raised bits of canvas texture, even […]

Facelift

It’s been many years since I’ve worked on a self portrait.  It was time.  I’ve decided on a limited series, in order  to experiment.  This first oil painting is pretty straight forward, but distortions abound.   It’s a manual facelift.  Here’s the progression.  The changes in expression are awfully funny, (at least to me).  I’ve […]

Pause Consensus

All of you creatives who commented on my last post, aiding focus and offering your thoughtful opinions, thank you! I am pleased to report a common thread, with one image the majority favorite.  I’m flattered that it has been referred to as classical. I am also delighted  that opinions varied widely and for a variety […]

BIG KIDS Magazine:Rachel and Me

My  artist friend Rachel is seventeen years old.  It’s difficult to assign a chronological age to this young woman because she is both wise beyond her years and as uninhibited in her creativity as a pre-schooler.  That’s how I knew she was the perfect candidate to collaborate with me on this illustration for BIG KIDS Magazine. […]

BIG KIDS Magazine: Interview

Last post was an introduction to the fabulous Big Kids’s Magazine.  This link connects you to the homepage of the BIG blog. You might say that BIG KIDS Magazine discovered my blog for young artists called  Portrait of a Girl and Her Art.  Lily (one of the creators),  left a wonderful comment and requested that I take […]

Oil Portraits for Pause

I thought you might be curious about the origins of the Pause final prints.  Below are the oil paintings that are the basis for the final photo print distortions, thus far.  Different from paintings as an end product, these paintings are literally a means to an end; serving multiple manipulations and the final photographic prints.

Play/Pause

(There is now a “Pause” gallery  page on this blog.  The tab above or this click  will take you there.  Clicking on the Behance  Network will take you to an edited “Pause” gallery there as well.) Now loyal, patient friends, I will tell you in more personal words than you will read in my artist’s […]

The Unsuccessful Portrait

(An unsuccessful portrait study and unsuccessful painting) A portrait by definition, must embody the personality, the light, the very being of a subject, filtered through the artist’s eyes.  Of course, this does not have to be in a traditional or figurative fashion.  But, if we are talking about a figurative portrait, a likeness of face, […]

Mini Me

One of the great gifts I received this Christmas is a portrait, of me.   A tiny little gem of a portrait by Scott Hamilton, known around the world as artboy68.  Scott’s mission is to create 100 portraits in 20 weeks. He’s more than halfway to his goal now, and moving forward admirably. Click on […]