I've been a slackity-slack slacker on blog posts lately, so here's one that's jam packed for your Thursday (I almost said Friday...shows you where my head is...although I don't share the same weekend joy that the 9-5ers thoroughly appreciate.)
The McDonough Sisters (AKA The Sisters Rabbit)
I'll start by sharing the painting that's taking up most of my time right now. While 36"x48" certainly isn't a gigantic size for a painting, it's larger than I've worked in years, my standard painting size being 18"x24. That said, this piece has been a bit of an (exciting) undertaking...especially considering that I have two weeks to complete it, start to finish. I still have quite a way to go on this one, as only Caitlin (the figure on the far right) is getting close to completion.
For those of you who have asked my about portraits with multiple figures (you and your boo, your kids, whole fam, etc,)this is the way that I choose to compose such a piece. Rather than everyone posing together (cheesy!) I photograph the subjects as individuals. The viewer will naturally relate the figures on the canvas w/o me having to duplicate a Sears portrait.
Next up, I recently photographed some of Annapolis's gorgeous, young, and talented to use as reference for upcoming paintings to be shown at Tsunami (Annapolis) early this summer. I still have one more photo shoot to do for this series, and I'll post those shots when I get them. Feel free to click on the small images above if you want to stalk out larger images of these peeps on my flickr. I'll give you show opening details when I get them, and in-progress pics of the paintings will be up as they're completed.
Tall guy...short skirt!
Moving right along...I'm a little late, but here are a few pics from The City Paper's annual Cosmic Cocktail party.
Shay, Dude, Zen, Stacie
Cuties, Megan and Lauren of the blog, acharmedcity.blogspot.com
Everyone loves Jen Marsh!
Twins, Xavier & Patrick
And finally, Buck and Missy. Buck wanted me to take a photo of them pretending to fight...I guess that's his game face :)
I'm not done yet! Here's me and some budds on my "it's my birthday at midnight."
What a marathon. I think I'm out of breath. Sike, no really. Happy start to baseball season, y'all. May my fantasy Team Fitzbomb rack up points from now through October.