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.

4 comments:

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
DonW

HULK said...

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

Anonymous said...

how does it taste?

T

Richard J. Luschek II said...

It taste poisony.