Project Title?

I have the working title of “Chimera” for the project. However I do like the word.. “Disintegration”  as in in collapsing of a mask.. the disintegration of the mask. I think it is probably better or closer to the essence of the project… Working on a summation: A working summation. “Disintegration” is the exploration of …

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Evolving idea for the Chimera.

In preparing to “paint” Stephanie. It occurred to me, in the hunting around of ideas for how I was going to paint… was.. why not ask the sitter..!! It adds much more depth to the painting if I paint them broadly in a way that they request. I explore their own visage, and their projected …

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Seminar: 10 December 2013: Kartini

With the shoot from a few days earlier, and the negative feedback from Kartini towards the back end of last week, It was with some trepidation I went armed with new images, and a new direction to this seminar. The “disintegration” set of images was very positively received. In truth it went better than I …

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Chimera: Part IV

This was the day we used the paddling pool… The idea was to see how the paint mixed with the water, how the lighting would work, and could I get the water in, and the water out without flooding the house. The shoot was far from simple. Numerous problems occurred, and the end result was …

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Expressionism

The very elastic concept of Expressionism refers to art that emphasizes the extreme expressive properties of pictorial form in order to explore subjective emotions and inner psychological truths. Is this what I am trying to do in my series of portraits…? Am I trying to use reality, and construct from that “real person” an exploration …

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Musings Part II.

Musings Part III. Ideas to work on, think on and let the subconscious get to grips with. Head partially submerged in the water… the paint dissolving into the water. Black liner to the water container… Video of the model slowly sinking into the water… Video of the model slowly rising out the water… or a …

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Jonathan Adolphe

Jonathan Adolphe’s mixed media portraits are a hybrid of painting and photography that address the profound effects of memory and absence. Using powdered graphite, wax, enamel and oil paint, Adolphe creates an atmospheric space, a distance between us and the image, that forces us to find a meaning in the gestures, the face, to find …

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Chuck Close

“Since the late 1960s Chuck Close has been concentrating on portraiture and the human face in painting and photography and is one of the most celebrated artists working today. Close often takes his family and friends as models, making monumental and classical works that are both bold in their simplicity as well as intangible, since …

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