|Jean-Michel Basquiat, 5.5 x 6, oil on panel|
Basquiat (12/22/1960 - 8/12/1988)
He flamed out much too early. He was only 27.
|After the graphite sketch, I layered on some Gloss Medium/Varnish and then painted in oil.|
|This effect is "antique with edge blur" from iPhoto. Cool.|
On another topic, Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 172nd birthday was yesterday.
One of my most favorite art blogs is Katherine Tyrrell's, Making A Mark.
Katherine features a video (!) of Renoir painting in his late life, in the post link above.
It is so remarkable to see him moving and painting with his poor rheumatic hands.
I just may have to do a Faces of him.
If you watch it, don't you just wish you could also hear what he is saying?