Sunday, June 28, 2009

Possible portraits

Piet Mondrian
Acrylic on panel, 8x14

Ken Kesey
Mixed media, 6x9

Chief Bromden
Mixed Media, 4x 12 

In a few weeks I will head back to the University of Hartford for two weeks of classes, followed by graduation. For one of the classes, with Gary Kelley and C.F Payne , we will work on a portrait assignment. I have a few different ideas and directions to go in for this class, and have worked up some studies for them. Two of the possibilities, Ken Kesey and Mondrian , are pretty  straight forward portraits with a little distortion .  The other is an image that I created of Chief Bromden, based on a paragraph from Ken Kesey's , One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Not sure which one I will go with for a final piece. Painting  Mondrian could be cool, I think he is a pretty interesting looking character. Ken Kesey is a very unique character  which I think if I tied in something more about him into the piece could be cool.

 I am pretty excited about the Bromden idea, as I think it illustrates some of Bromden's visions/ delusions featured in the book. I am just not sure if this will fly as a portrait. I may  try to somehow enlarge Bromden within the composition, making it more of a portrait.We'll see!

1 comment:

ww said...

kesey, fukn yes