Sunday, July 20, 2014

Not the clown from "IT"

Well, The Uncanny exhibition is around the corner so it's time to put my nose to the grindstone and start hammering out the final works for the show.  Not sure what it is about them, but painted faces just seem to be a cool subject matter.  It's like I'm clownophilic or something.  No surprise here that I using Tara Juneau again for a painting.  She is like the Gary Oldman of models, she can play any role.  Navajo princess? no prob. Spanish contessa? got it.   Woman who teams up with a cybernetic organism to stop the assassination of her son and future leader of the human resistance?  Yup, covered.  In this painting, Tara is some sort of Victorian, Rococo, comedia dell'arte mash up, and she's nailing it.  Now, I know what many of you are thinking: Dave, why does a manly man like yourself spend so much time playing with frilly dress up clothes?  Because shut-up, that's why.   This painting is going extremely quickly and already I am a couple days away from a finish.

 Day 2  Everything blocked in
Day 3/4 Working on fabric, trying to finish as I go. Lots of Venetian medium.

Some second painting on the face.

I'll post some more pics when I am closer to a finish.

I usually don't share my tattoo work on here, but I had to in order to compensate for the wussiness of my subject matter above.  How do I know this tattoo is awesome?  Because some dunderhead on facebook asked me to take it down because it was gross and offensive.  I'm awesome.


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