Did this solo portrait of Lauren this morning in the style of illustrator David Cowles whose work you’ve DEFINITELY seen in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly among others.
Blue is my favorite color…
I respect a lot of art.
I love a lot of art.
But there are precious few styles that suck me in entirely. One is the work of Amedeo Modigliani.
I created a family portrait in his style last December… and ever since then I can’t stop thinking about his work. It gets me and I get it. Very rare to experience that.
Which brings me to Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period… a time where he used very cool colors and a time of his depression – stemming from the death of a close friend.
His work was becoming looser, shying away from the classical, three-dimensional rendering of objects and figures… he was FEELING more. He wasn’t into abstract and cubist style just yet… but this time was part of that transformation.
So for the next few family portraits, (everyone gets a solo portrait— today’s image of Lezley is the first one I’ve done in this series where she’s not holding Maggie the pug) I’m using that Blue Period style. It gets me and I get it.
I need to do this.
You can come along for the ride if you like.