This is a gouache and matte acrylic painting on a piece of roughly 43″ x 51″ canvas. Here it is seen outdoors, clamped and chained to a brick wall. It features as its subject(s) the bookend Bonds… that is, the first actor (Sean Connery) and the most recent actor (Daniel Craig) to play the iconic character on film. Making a sort of past vs. present combination of the two Bonds.
The above photo of the painting is cropped and was shot indoors. The piece of canvas it’s on is a little irregularly shaped. When I started the painting it was the last piece of decent sized canvas that I had. I also had no idea what I was going to paint on it.
This is a multi-layered multi-media resin painting. 17″ x 11.25″ x 1″. It consists of a paper towel with acrylic paint, ink, felt-tipped pen, oil paint marker and water based marker encased in clear resin.
The title of this piece is “Feathers” and is based on a few of Aesop’s fables.
Here is a detail shot. I like how the paper towel has a hexagonal pattern that shows through in some areas. You can also see some stray bubbles here and there.
I photographed this piece a few ways. The above photo was taken outside under a bright sun.
This one (above) and the next one (below) were taken in a dark room with the resin resting on a light box.
This is a self portrait I painted while living in Milan. It’s a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal and a little white chalk on a small piece of cardboard packaging. I think it has a couple of things going for it. Firstly, it is a lesson in economy of brush strokes. In the painting, I’m giving the viewer just enough information about the subject (me). The viewer’s brain has to fill in the blanks and complete the picture. Also, in a painting this small especially, it is important not to waste any strokes. Secondly, I think there is a good sense of proportion and picture framing: everything is in it’s right place. I had few supplies on hand at the time so I had to make the best with what I had.