Portraits

 

In every math class or science lab when I should have been listening or taking notes, I was drawing faces. If I am sitting next to you on a plane or in an airport and you fall asleep, you are my unsuspecting subject, model and muse. 

 

The opportunity to paint a portrait is so much more than just the task of capturing features of a person's face.  

It is their history, soul and feelings, which rise to the surface as a badge of their courage.

Angels and Demons, 2010
Angels and Demons, 2010

acrylic and oil on hard board 30 x 30 inches

Tamarie Cooper, 2007
Tamarie Cooper, 2007

acrylic and oil on primed butcher paper 48 x 60 inches

Granite Man: Jesus Moroles, 2007
Granite Man: Jesus Moroles, 2007

acrylic and oil on primed butcher paper 36 x 48 inches

What a Piece of Work is Man, 2005
What a Piece of Work is Man, 2005

charcoal, acrylic, fabric, medium and Kilz on Arches paper 26 x 18 inches

Bath Time, 2014
Bath Time, 2014

watercolor on Arches paper 41.75 x 29.75 inches

Beasts, 2006
Beasts, 2006

acrylic and oil on matzo box 8 x 8 inches From The Ten Plagues Series

Bewitched, 2014
Bewitched, 2014

oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches

Hear No Evil, 2014
Hear No Evil, 2014

charcoal and pencil on paper 42 x 66.5 inches

Ladder Climbing:  Floyd Newsum, 2007
Ladder Climbing: Floyd Newsum, 2007

acrylic and oil on primed butcher paper 36 x 48 inches

Mound Maker: Trenton Doyle Hancock,
Mound Maker: Trenton Doyle Hancock,

2001 acrylic, pastel and charcoal on canvas 20 x 16 inches From the Collection of the Artist

Hear No Evil-Bella Haba, 2007
Hear No Evil-Bella Haba, 2007

acrylic medium, charcoal and conte on paper 36 x 48 inches From the Collection of Darra Roberston

When You Lie Down With Snakes, 2007
When You Lie Down With Snakes, 2007

Lauren Anderson acrylic and oil on primed butcher paper 36 x 48 inches