Acrylic on panel, 8x14
Mixed media, 6x9
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!