Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Fellow Rochester artist, Nick Redanty, sat for me for my fifth life painting that will be shown at Lovin' Cup in December. Because Nick is also an artist, he was conscious to keep a consistent pose for me. Sitting behind my easel, he was able to follow the area I was working on by observing the reverse side of the canvas and keep that area still. Painting fellow artists is enjoyable because we can discuss our processes as I paint. Nick came up with the great idea to put his hood over his head which added dramatic shadows across his face. A world class mustache didn't hurt either. Adding props that describe the person is something I will continue to incorporate into this series. Nick uses a respirator for his graffiti art and told me thought about bringing it. Having it hang around his neck, or even wearing it, would have added intrigue, but I'm very happy with the results. Thanks Nick!