Faces

Raggedy Ann X15

Bullying is cruel and unfair, and reflects a serious flaw in the bully.

These faces are not silk-screens or prints. Each one is individually painted in oil.

Red, the Dutch Girl

Red is the woman in the middle. This painting is on the large size — 60×40″ unframed. It’s oil paint on two-ply paper towels mounted on half-inch foam core. People ask me where these faces come from. The lion’s share come whole-cloth from the imagination.  Some come from visual memory.  Some are loosely based on an existing picture or painting. For example, the girl just to the right of “Red” is an homage to Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” another Dutch girl.  BTW, in the Chelsea show this September, 2013, large panels like this one were offered, beautifully framed, at $10,000 apiece.

Red, the Dutch Girl is the one in the middle.

 

Faces I

This is the first large panel of faces I painted on paper towels. This one won Second Prize at the Stamford art show.

Stamford art show.

 

 

Women Facing Discrimination

I’m a feminist, so discrimination upsets me as much as it upsets women, I suppose. This large work was sold to the CEO of a utility company.

Women Facing Discrimination

 

Permanent Waves

Women love this painting. It always cheers me up.

Women love this painting. It always cheers me up.

 

 CAUTION! REDHEADS AHEAD!

CAUTION! Redheads Ahead

 

 Nine Planet System

I know Pluto was downgraded. Don’t email me.

Nine Planet System

 Couples I

I hope they live together happily ever after.

Couples I Web

 

 

Couples II

These people were just made for one another!

These people were just made for one another!

 

Camp Wallabanga

The counsellors were a mixed bag, but the hikes were fun.

Camp Wallabanga Web

Six Pretty Faces

It’s hard being pretty.

Six Pretty Faces

 Five Level Men

Men with backbone. Maybe from the Great Generation.

 

Five Level Men I

Five Level Ladies

I like these faces so much I put them on my business card.

 

I like these faces so much I put them on my business card.

Dentist’s Delight

When I finished this I thought, OMG, this would be perfect for some successful dentist to acquire for his or her waiting room. But I’m the one who’s still waiting.

Dentists-Dream

First One Person Is Right…

This is a line from an Ibsen play. It’s an observation on how long it takes democracy to get it right.

 

First-One-Person-Is-Right

Ebony and Ivory

This is a diptych on paper towels, beautifully framed and glazed, 20×32″. I painted it in 2013. Now it’s in vogue.

Ebony-And-Ivory