Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Palette Scraping Self Portrait

At the end of everyday, I clean my palette. There is usually a pile of paint left over that I have a habit of scraping onto a small, usually terrible painting panel. I used to just do this randomly till I had a mountain of abstract colors. This time I have decided to try to make something with it. This panel has been forming over the past year into a handsome self portrait. I now mix the pile into a solid color that I selectively place on the pile to help this charming composition. It probably weighs over a pound at this point. It is for sale if you are interested. Click on it to see the amazing detail. It is not quite done. I need to work more on the hair and get the glasses in there.

This is what 3 years of classical training with the Paul Ingbretson, a 3 year period of studying and working hard on my own, and a close friendship and association with some of the top painters in Cincinnati had come down to. It has all been worth it.

Here is a side view.


DonW said...

This is a unique blog, I enjoy your paintings and photo images. I look forward to seeing more of your work, I have noted your blog name for future checking. Cheers

HULK said...

I'm not really interested in buying your "leavings"

Anonymous said...

how does it taste?


Richard J. Luschek II said...

It taste poisony.