Friday, March 20, 2009

Goats, Dogs, and the People That Make It All Worthwhile

I'm pleased to report that my painting Into the Wilderness has found a good home with Miguel Guerrero, author of the blog Your Brain on Eggs. This is the kind of picture that makes me very happy.

Coincidentally, I recently received images from my friends, Craig and Tricia Besley, showing my Polaroid Portrait of Jonas in its home.

I executed this piece back in 2003 for a Polaroid-themed show in Richmond, VA. I based the piece on an actual Polaroid of Jonas taken in Craig and Tricia's kitchen. Using photoshop, I sliced the image up into 'topographic' layers and resized them. I used watercolors and acrylics to create the color and texture on corresponding paper pieces that I created. After stitching it all together, I mounted it on a wooded frame and used mylar and thick white paper to mimic the look of an actual Polaroid. After the original show, Polaroid Portrait of Jonas hung in the Anderson Gallery's annual juried show.
This is Jonas. She's a pink-nosed pitbull and one of the sweetest dogs that I have ever met. She's blind in one eye as a result of an injury received when she was a puppy. If I could, I would tackle her right now. Here she poses with the portrait in Craig and Tricia's Florida home.

Thanks again to all of you that have sent me your photos, links, and kind words. You make it all worthwhile. If you own one of my pieces, please send me some pictures so that I can post them (if you prefer anonymity, just let me know and I will happily oblige).

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