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.
My flat out best painting in this series and also the quickest to do because everything just went right.
Cool Hand Luke
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 is a study in cragginess. I created this portrait after watching him in Gran Torino.
Robert Downey Jr. is so frenetic as an actor it seemed right to fragment his face with multiple colors and shapes.
A study in the color purple.
I wanted to make it look as though paint were being flung across his face like a pie in a slapstick comedy.
My second study of David Bowie completed shortly after his death in 2016.
The first in this series.
I loved painting that quilted coat he is wearing.
Rupert Grint is so "in character" in this pose. He seems to be standing in a green fog.
The dynamic trio.
Daniel Radcliffe has amazing eyes.
Dumbledore Asleep is painted from a studio shot I found of this amazing actor snoozing in costume.
Hermione Granger is a witch of intelligence and action as portrayed by her focused gaze over the shoulder.
Bellatrix Lestrange's gaze looks malevolent so I added fire coming off her wand.
Severus Snape is a conflicted character in the story, so I used distorted cool skin tones and a green influence overall.
This was a great shot of Rupert Grint and one of my first paintings in the series.
One of the best to play superman.
A cool beauty in blue and ochre.
Michael Shannon was intense in this role.
The bad boy the moment before he fires his blaster under the table in the bar scene.
Leia in leather, the inspiration for so many costumes at COMIC-CON.
The Doomsday Machine is one of my favorite episodes.
Shatner at his overacting best.
This design featured the arrow as the central symbol representing his character.
This is my first movie poster and features completely flat color with no gradations in tone.