"Jake" is one in my series titled "50 Faces". This series is made up of portraits I painted stream-of-consciousness without any reference material. With each portrait I used thick impasto techniques and expressive brushwork. I painted these portraits when I was living alone in a two bedroom rental house on the outskirts of Athens, GA with just my three dogs and two cats. I didn't have many friends in my area at the time and I was wondering whether I should stay in Athens. I decided to paint made up friends and family. Artistically I was exploring color and texture while using portraiture as a means to discover identity. Signed, wired and ready to hang.
oil on canvas