Monday, January 26, 2009

Stephen


Another painting from my days at S.V.A. (1990 to be precise-yikes, nineteen years ago, that's insane...), a portrait of my brother-in-law, Stephen Falvo. This was done for Marvin Mattelson's Illustration class. Mattelson was an illustrator famous for his very tight, super detailed acrylic paintings. He gave that up a number of years ago and began just doing commissioned oil portraits in a classical realist style. He still teaches and holds workshops at S.V.A., though I don't know if his methods are the same as when I studied with him. Back in the early 1990's, he had a very developed system, where he had everyone work according to his steps and technique about mixing colors and working with pre-mixed gradients of tone. Though he used his technique with acrylics, I did my painting in oils. The original measures 10 3/4" X 9 1/4".

6 comments:

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Nice painting- now do some new ones!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Dan. Yeh, I know...I know...

Greg said...

Do I really have to say anything?

DO I?

The Keeper's Notes said...

No...I hear ya....

My Pencil Box Zoo said...

Yeah, I'm forced to agree with everyone else. You obviously know what to do with a brush. You need to get back into it.

Charles said...

Yeah, i'm really diggin' your brush work, J. Let's see
what you can do nowadays!!!

-C!