Monday, January 18, 2010

Twenty Ten High Five

Welcome 2010!

Here are the studies for my take on the Adam and Eve story, starring Kelly and myself. We shot the photo reference in my backyard, making sure our next door neighbour wasn't home uploading photos of us to his flicker page. I've done scores of paintings of Kelly, and a few self portraits, but I've never painted us both into the same work. I thought it would be cool to make a painting that freezes us in this point in time, so we can be reminded of life in our little house, being in our thirties, and having one chin each.

Being the first works of the new year, I brought the drawings to a higher level of finish than I usually do. These ones are 2B graphite in a click pencil on a smooth greyish paper.