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The day I painted Randy, I discarded the pizza box I started his portrait on and then just painted his portrait on a fresh box.  By the way, no pizzas were injured in the creation of this project.  I simply ordered a bulk delivery of 100 pristine pizza boxes before I started.

Anyway, I had discarded this box from the Randy portrait and I had finished his portrait and I was cleaning up my studio.  I saw the discarded box and I thought I didn’t want it to go to waste so I brought out the mirror I have in the studio, I placed it on the floor, and I knocked out this self portrait.

One of the reaons I started this pizza box project is because prior to this, I had done over 100 self-portraits, either drawings or paintings, and I wanted to convince myself that I could paint people other than me.  An easy way to paint other people was to give the portraits away.  And so part of the project was just to prove this to myself, that I could paint other people as well.

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. Ed
  13. Ya Ya
  14. Melody
  15. Elysia
  16. Nicole
  17. Sonya
  18. Nokoa
  19. Paige
  20. Jason
  21. Ellie
  22. Emily
  23. Susan
  24. Wesley
  25. Rasheem
  26. Allison
  27. LaWanda
  28. Christine
  29. Seper
  30. Shoshana
  31. Dwayne
  32. Tyler
  33. Jarreau
  34. Marina
  35. Curtis
  36. Madeleine
  37. Stephanie
  38. Chris
  39. Erica
  40. Jamie
  41. Jasmine
  42. What’s next?
  43. Portrait Party . Sep. 15 . 2-4pm