Wednesday, January 04, 2012

More old paintings

Here is some more of my student work from 20 years ago.  The "raw meat" effect is interesting.
The highlight of the painting of Suzanne, the woman in black, is the cigarette ashes on the table.  Unfortunately, you can't see them in this picture.  They looked realistic and had little shadows.  I remember this as being a pretty large painting, about 36 x 48 inches, but it's been a long time and I don't have a written record of the dimensions.
The painting of Erika, who looks raw and angry in the flower dress, was also large.  I think she looked angry because I painted her looking raw and angry, and with football player shoulders.  I think the paint was an inch thick.


  1. I've seen very few paintings of yours that are people - these are interesting, Mark. The first one reminds me of a freshman year college dorm-mate - not so much physically, but because of an attitude I perceive in her. (The dorm-mate smoked, shoplifted and skipped class alot).

  2. The next time I see her, I'll tell her you said so.


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