Friday, January 30, 2009

Newest Chubby Painting

“Chubby”: an ongoing series of paintings based on black and white, sometimes out-of-focus photographs I’ve found in antique shops/flea markets, in bins littered with hundreds of discarded family photos, vacation snapshots, and postcards. I choose an image because I feel connected to the person who took the photograph or the person in front of the camera. I want to document, synthesize, even extend the life stories of these left-behind people through color and line.

I just began a new painting with a really fantastic sailor in it. Here's the photo I found....and here is the painting after 1 session.

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