Saturday, March 24, 2018
My portrait of former Paul Wellstone campaign manager Jeff Blodgett of Wellstone Action with a stack of confidential pancakes on top of his head.
An intriguing story; the two sons of former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone removed as officers from a political operative training organization which bears his name because they questioned finances which they were not allowed to review-because they would not promise to keep that information confidential. Jeff Blodgett is the founding director of Wellstone Action. The Wellstone sons have asked that their family name be removed from the organization. Mr. Blodgett has called their assertions of bad practice 'specious'. What a mess! But I like my portrait, which is one of a few recent things where I try to limit myself to just primary colors and mix directly on the canvas. I came just short of ruining this one with the additional work, but I decided I needed a better likeness.
Monday, March 12, 2018
My portrait of Dr. Now Nowzaradan of the TLC program My 600 Pound Life glaring at a delicious stack of pancakes.
The US cable television program is now in its sixth season. My wife is addicted to this show. By osmosis I have become familiar with his Houston clinic, the dreaded corner scale that the principles are frightened of and the small consulting room with two chairs.
Dr. Now actually has a little less hair in his part than I've given him here. He deserves it.
Via my Instagram post the image has started to appear here and there. Pictarum, for example.
The original painting has been sold, but canvas prints, which I make personally in my studio, are available on my Etsy. The smaller 8 1/2 by 11 inch print is listed below, but there is also a larger 12 by 16 inch print. They are 20 and 40 respectively. Motivational kitchen art.
Dr. Now 600 lb Life Art - Etsy
Thursday, March 01, 2018
My portrait of Attorney General Jess Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod J.Rosenstein, and Solicitor General Noel Francisco enjoying a late night pancake dinner.
Pancakes courtesy of Central Michel Richard in Washington DC, which is located nearly directly across the street from the Trump Hotel.
This is a 16 by 20 inch stretched canvas acrylic painting on canvas board.
Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Noel Francisco Pancake Dinner painting - Etsy