Jeremy Bolm

JeremyBolmPainting
Jeremy Bolm
12”x16″
Acrylic on Canvas

(Painted from a photo by Kyle Kenehan – http://kylekenehanphoto.tumblr.com/)

Resist

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Of the many faces I’ve photographed at the 16 protest rallies I’ve attended so far in 2017, this one caught my eye more than any other.

Resist
11”x14”
Acrylic on Canvas

David Bowie (Blue)

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David Bowie (Blue)
11”x14”
Acrylic on Canvas

Mark Hollis

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Mark Hollis
11”x14”
Acrylic on Canvas

This is the fourth painting in my portrait series of early 80s musicians — Mark Hollis of Talk Talk.

I had two basic goals for this painting:
1) Start with a large brush and only switch to smaller brushes for specific details.  I have a bad habit of getting bogged down with detail too early in the process which tends to give the painting a more “tortured” look.  I think I achieved this goal.
2) Don’t obsessively blend.  In past paintings, I feel like I spent too much time blending paint to produce smooth skin tones, etc.  This is often very laborious and, in the end, can create a less compelling finished product.  For this painting, I took a very casual approach letting the brush strokes shine through.

Mick Karn

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Mick Karn
8″x10″
Watercolor on Arches

Dale Bozzio

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10″x8″
Watercolor on Arches

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David Sylvian

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David Sylvian
11”x14”
Acrylic on Canvas

I experimented with a watercolor-style on this acrylic painting of David Sylvian.  I did the initial sketch with very thinned-out blue paint instead of the usual 3B pencil.  Most of the paint applied was very watery to get the desired effect.

If anything this experience has made me want to pursue pure watercolor painting.  I’m working on my drawing skills now and hope to get my feet wet with watercolors soon.

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