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I love this painting of Marina.  I particularly like her bright hair against a charcoal background, but once again, as the creator, I see the shortcomings of this painting.  I made her hair too wild and would like to give the top of her hair an artistic haircut (as it’s about one half inch too long).  I’m sure I told this to Marina as I told to most everyone who sat for me near the end of painting each of them.  If they came back into my studio tomorrow and we sat down with the same paints, the same clothes and the same hairstyles, I would make an entirely different painting of them.  It’s taken me a long time to reconcile myself to this fact and I am super okay with it.  It amplifies for me the richness of portraiture, about how we have so many faces, about how we look at ourselves and about how other people see us differently at different times.

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