Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Study at 31

"Study at 31"
12" x 9"
oil on canvas

We all know the "if your going to do something, do it right" proverb and since I have a show planned for later this year I'm going to give it my all. Game systems were sold, no television, weekly trips to the library, art books and dvds get more attention than my girlfriend, the works. So in addition to the preparation, I've been doing experiments in different mediums and materials to explore what is going to be best for certain pieces. "Study at 31" is a self portrait that took a couple of hours and is from life. A few future pieces will involve figures, so this is just a warmup of things to come.

9 comments:

b.gray said...

wow scott. thats a killer painting. frigin awesome! I never messed with oil before. Turned out really good man!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks good! You should definitely do more live paintings!

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Ben said...

One more time - say it loud!

Hi friendlies.

The white is interesting - i realized that white is like...the unseen color in painting.
I thought of me when I saw the hairline rim of the eyelid.

I tried to add a chatroom to my page so we could have little collab sessions or whatever - but it was like - I dunno - Pakistani porn chatter or something :/

And finally - I am dying here not playing Mirror's Edge.

Karen Allen said...

Wow, Scott.

I like the addition of the white and dark tones and the red. It makes the image much more intense and captures you better.

Quite an improvement from the first draft you emailed us earlier.

Love, Mom

Scott Allen said...

Thanks for the comments everyone, they are really encouraging to keep pushing forward.

Radiator Lady said...

my mom loves your hawks by the way. i show everyone i know your work. i love it! please please please dont ever stop.

Vanessa said...

WOW! I am always amazed by artists that can do live portraits nevermind self portraits. Amazing work!