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I have this vague recollection that when I started Dominic’s painting, I had the composition all wrong and then I started fresh again.  But when I started the second time, Dom’s painting pretty much painted itself.  Like the painting of Sean before him, Dominic brought all kinds of reference points which made it easy for me to lay out the foundation of his painting.

Here’s one thing I learned from painting Jen with my first painting.  Prior to starting this project, when I would paint a portrait on canvas or board, my style was to aggressively attack the canvas with paint and then maybe wipe some off.  But I realized in that first painting of Jen that applying so much water to the cardboard just wrecked the surface, so that when I subsequently painted Garette and Karin, I held back and tried to apply less water and paint.

I think with Dominic, I sought of hit my stride starting to paint with light washes and then coming in with some finishing colors.  I also remember he was wearing this great hoodie jacket that I wanted to get into the painting and I’m glad I did.

The Pizza Box Portrait Project . September 6 - 29, 2019
  1. Overview
  2. Jennifer
  3. Garette
  4. Karin
  5. Julia
  6. Helen
  7. Dominic
  8. Catherine
  9. Namrata
  10. Justin
  11. Randy
  12. Ya Ya
  13. Melody
  14. Elysia
  15. Nicole
  16. Sonya
  17. Nokoa
  18. Paige
  19. Jason
  20. Ellie
  21. Emily
  22. Susan
  23. Wesley
  24. Rasheem
  25. Allison
  26. LaWanda
  27. Christine
  28. Seper
  29. Shoshana
  30. Dwayne
  31. Tyler
  32. Jarreau
  33. Marina
  34. Curtis
  35. Madeleine
  36. Stephanie
  37. Chris
  38. Erica
  39. Jamie
  40. Jasmine
  41. What’s next?
  42. Portrait Party . Sep. 15 . 2-4pm