Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Choice Between...

The Choice Between (Good and Evil)
20" x 16" - oil, collage paper and foil leaf on masonite panel

On each of our contact periods, our University of Hartford MFA class had an assignment based on that particular trip. For the NYC assignment we were to create a piece based on a photo shoot done at the home and studio of Ted and Betsy Lewin. The Lewins are both exceptionally talented and successful picture book illustrators and were gracious enough to let 40 people invade their delightful Brooklyn brownstone. My painting resulted from a combination of several photos and the concept of good versus evil. I experimented with a number of techniques including torn and cut paper collage as well as foil leaf. the painting was laid in initially in acrylic and finished off in oil. Ted is in black on the right and friend and fellow MFA talent Chuck Primeau is on the left.

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