I started a self portrait a couple of weeks ago, which I am slowly working on, but it is a challenge. So while I work through that, I challenged myself to do a tonne of little 8 x 8" portraits of people who inspire me. Some are musicians, some actors, some painters, some writers... you get the picture. What I am really enjoying about painting these faces that have become icons in their own right, just as their work stands on its own, is the challenge of breathing life into these iconic images. Sending their own indelible mark from their work back into their physical image.
|portrait of Jeff Buckley, 8 x 8", oil on canvas|
|Portrait of Margaret Atwood, 8 x 8" oil on canvas|
|Portrait of Nina Simone, 8 x 8" oil on canvas|
|Portrait of Patti Smith, 8 x 8", oil on canvas|
|Portrait of Philip Guston, 8 x 8" oil on canvas|