In it's second season, "Star Portraits" is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows on Bravo. As the three Artists chosen to paint a portrait of a Canadian Celebrity go about their process, the show documents an initial sitting, visits each artist in their studio as they work on the painting, and captures the sitter's reaction to the work as they are unveiled one at a time. It is quite an engaging half hour of television, and it's good to see some solid content out there.
Both my wife Kelly and I were fortunate enough to be invited on the show, and we both had an amazing time being a part of it. Kelly met with and painted the incredible David Suzuki during the season premiere, you can watch it here!
My Celebrity sitter was the one and only Jeanne Beker, a television fashion Icon a familiar face to anyone my age who grew up watching Toronto's City TV. It was a bit a challenge getting the painting done in the two weeks we were given, but I kept things simple and was pleased with the result. Jeanne reacted quite strongly to the portraits, I can't wait to see the show.
My episode airs October 30th at 8pm on Bravo. Click here to go to the "Star Portraits" website for more info. It's a great show and worth watching every episode.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It's has been a wonderful few months, we are all settled into our new studios and working at a feverish pace. This is my latest painting,"Last Glance",which is the first in a series of four paintings detailing the experience of moving out from our last apartment. We lived there for over 5 years, and although our new place is larger and in a spiffier neighbourhood, I will always have fond memories about our little house on Sackville St.