INTUITIVE PORTRAITS

 

Celebrity POP Art portraits rendered with spontaneity and portrait commissions rendered with passion.

 

My portraiture falls into two styles; linear and painterly:

A different take on my vector style, my linear portraits are drawn freehand in Photoshop using layer blending modes to simulate the effect of even tones of transparent watercolor. The idea is to enhance the emotional impact of my work using more intuitive color choices and a spontaneous gestural approach to painting. The variety of blending modes creates unusual colors that are manipulated with successive transparent color layers.

My more fully painted portraits are fully digital renderings also created in Photoshop to simulate the look of oil painting. They are meant to be loose and expressive. The intended physical product with my portraiture is intended as a fine art print.

RUSSELL CROWE
RUSSELL CROWE

My flat out best painting in this series and also the quickest to do because everything just went right.

PAUL NEWMAN
PAUL NEWMAN

Cool Hand Luke

DAVID BOWIE
DAVID BOWIE

The tan and powder blue tones did not seem bold enough. After a day or so I posted it and it is now a favorite.

CLINT EASTWOOD
CLINT EASTWOOD

Clint Eastwood is a study in cragginess. I created this portrait after watching him in Gran Torino.

ROBERT DOWNY Jr.
ROBERT DOWNY Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is so frenetic as an actor it seemed right to fragment his face with multiple colors and shapes.

MORGAN FREEMAN
MORGAN FREEMAN

A study in the color purple.

PETER SELLERS
PETER SELLERS

I wanted to make it look as though paint were being flung across his face like a pie in a slapstick comedy.

DAVID BOWIE 2
DAVID BOWIE 2

My second study of David Bowie completed shortly after his death in 2016.

ROBERT REDFORD
ROBERT REDFORD

The first in this series.

ERIC CLAPTON: Take Flight Concept
RAGING BULL: Robert De Niro
Ron Weasley in Brown/Tan
Ron Weasley in Brown/Tan

I loved painting that quilted coat he is wearing.

Ron Weasley Portrait in Red/Green
Ron Weasley Portrait in Red/Green

Rupert Grint is so "in character" in this pose. He seems to be standing in a green fog.

Harry Potter Action Portrait
Harry Potter Action Portrait

The dynamic trio.

Harry Potter Vignette in Grey/Blue
Harry Potter Vignette in Grey/Blue

Daniel Radcliffe has amazing eyes.

Dumbledore Asleep
Dumbledore Asleep

Dumbledore Asleep is painted from a studio shot I found of this amazing actor snoozing in costume.

Hermione Granger Detail
Hermione Granger Detail

Hermione Granger is a witch of intelligence and action as portrayed by her focused gaze over the shoulder.

Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange's gaze looks malevolent so I added fire coming off her wand.

Severus Snape
Severus Snape

Severus Snape is a conflicted character in the story, so I used distorted cool skin tones and a green influence overall.

Rupert Grint in Red/Grey
Rupert Grint in Red/Grey

This was a great shot of Rupert Grint and one of my first paintings in the series.

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTIEN
HENRY CAVILL: The Man of Steel
HENRY CAVILL: The Man of Steel

One of the best to play superman.

THE MAN OF STEEL Antje Traue_Faora UI
THE MAN OF STEEL Antje Traue_Faora UI

A cool beauty in blue and ochre.

GENERAL ZOD: The Man of Steel
GENERAL ZOD: The Man of Steel

Michael Shannon was intense in this role.

HAN SOLO on Tatooine
HAN SOLO on Tatooine

The bad boy the moment before he fires his blaster under the table in the bar scene.

PRINCESS LEIA Jabba the Hut
PRINCESS LEIA Jabba the Hut

Leia in leather, the inspiration for so many costumes at COMIC-CON.

SPOCK: Star Trek
SPOCK: Star Trek

The Doomsday Machine is one of my favorite episodes.

STAR TREK  "The Doomsday Machine"
STAR TREK "The Doomsday Machine"

Shatner at his overacting best.

MARVEL Hawkeye Concept
MARVEL Hawkeye Concept

This design featured the arrow as the central symbol representing his character.

STAR TREK "Amok Time"
STAR TREK "Amok Time"

This is my first movie poster and features completely flat color with no gradations in tone.

HITMAN: AGENT 47
DR WHO No. 7
STAR WARS: Princess Leia
STAR WARS: Hon Solo
STAR TREK "Amok Time"