acrylic, plastic, crackle glazes, aluminum, aluminum leaf, polyester resin, glass, and shell on wood
15" x 15"
-paul newman is the subject matter here. i did this partly via a suggestion i received and partly because i have been a big fan of movies like 'the color of money', 'nobody's fool', and 'cat on a hot tin roof'. the smaller faces in this painting refer to a moment in 'cool hand luke'. there is some visual metaphor and a little word play here (apostle paul / cool hand luke?), but nothing too obvious. this piece is a companion to another painting of the same proportion and similar materials.... "THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
", featuring doris day. i think it is fun to blend different types of iconography. the red halos, by the way, are resin windows embedded into the wood. the resin has a red transluscent dye, but contains, shell, glass, aluminum, and sequins.
for a detail of this painting.
to see work in progress images of this painting and it's companion.
photographed by tim barnwell