Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Portrait tribute to my lovely wife who takes great care of me. I thought that I would try something a bit different with my painting. A more loose, colorful impasto style approach. Using thick paint and palette knife technique. Will try more of this style. We all should have a sweetheart. I know I’m blessed to have such a lady in my life. “ Let me call you sweetheart I’m in love with you…..” Some of you are not to old to remember this tune Ha!!!
Tribute to my dear friend Anita Lee, whom I’ve come to love and cherish as my 'Sis.' We met in Seattle, WA at a bibGrades 8 thru 12; ESL @ YFC Hodygos; Grade 5; Aurora Middle School ESL/VPle study and became more like family than friends. She is a incredible lady who loves God and taught Violence Prevention @ Okahandja Secondary School, Okahandja, Namibia, Africa.
Using a very limited color palette I created this portrait based on the mood of the model. I was going to title this painting ‘Why So Serious...’ but then again. I thought that many may think I’m talking about the ‘Joker!’ Hmmmm.... then again.... Actually, Hollie Elizabeth is the daughter of Sherie Gaithers my wife’s cousin. As you can see, she has a very stunning look. I’ve watched her grow up over the years and seeing her blossom into a beautiful and sweet young lady is truly amazing.
Artist Timothy Washington, a notable contemporary of African-American artist . He and I both attended and graduated from Chouinard Art Institute during the 60's where we became good friends. Washington's body of work includes a powerful series of graphic engravings on aluminum, monumental sculptures and folk art assemblages. With a firm foundation in figurative art, Washington's work covers a trajectory of calculated realism to assembled abstraction, which parallels the social history of L.A. from Washington's own perspective. His rich work ultimately serves as a metaphor to bring together and repair what is broken.