Saturday, March 24, 2018
Jeff Blodgett Wellstone Action Confidential Pancakes Portrait
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.