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Lets allow Tupac to stand in for the 90s

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 Tupac, Acrylic on paper-covered aluminum panel, 18″ X 24″

Researching Tupac,for a portrait, that I wanted to be an Icon for the 90s, I found hundreds of photos, many in the public domain, but none of them was exactly what I was searching for. I wanted person separated from context. The image used for this portrait was derived from frames of a pan on a TV station video that I pieced together in Photoshop and reduced for a painting source. I used acrylics to paint it instead of oils because they lend themselves to rougher passages and are more resistant to polish. However, earlier versions were very rough and closer to the tone of his more famous songs. The roughness was lost to overpainting it. Thus, I will need to do another Tupac. This one, however I like for the eyes which are both different like east coast / west coast, .. mama’s boy / soldier, .. neighborhood kid / superstar. Remembering the 90s like that. . .

 

 

 

Read full story · Comments are closed Thom Dougherty, Painting, painter, art, fine art, gallery, television, pop art, color, broadcast TV, design, signage, Verde Valley School, Sedona, landscapes, portraiture, oils, acrylics, oil painting, Baltimore, halation, blur, glazing, rennaissance, Kehinde Wiley, Ed Pashke, Gerhard Richter

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halation and blumeing in pre-digital television

Golf Crowd

In “Golf Crowd” I have blown up a snippet of a still I took from a Sunday televised golf match, at the point where the camera pans over the crowd. These shots are likely to let us know the popularity ofthe game, as well as the temperature outside. For me, these low-resolution shots are great for showing halation and video artifacts like blume-ing in a way that makes them seem logical.

Japanese Stadium

There is just enough information in “Japanese Stadium” (oil on canvas) to see where the stairs are and at what angle the seating curves. You could take a piece of chalk and draw two diagonal lines from top left to bottom right to indicate the stairs, which are full of standing people, and the stadium seating curves gently from lower left to center right. In post-war Japan, people wore white hats in the sun and if they did not have a white hat, they wore a white cloth on their heads, which makes for a coded looking pattern.

Osaka Baseball

They cover their heads with towels when it is too sunny.

Reason to Believe

Waiting and Watching

Progression – second panel

 

 

 

Read full story · Comments are closed Thom Dougherty, Painting, painter, art, fine art, gallery, television, pop art, color, broadcast TV, design, signage, Verde Valley School, Sedona, landscapes, portraiture, oils, acrylics, oil painting, Baltimore, halation, blur, glazing, rennaissance, Kehinde Wiley, Ed Pashke, Gerhard Richter