I was cleaning out some old photos on my computer and ran across some progress pictures I had taken of the 'Portrait of Raven Slade' commissioned by my son-in-law for my step-daughter's birthday. I decided to try my hand with iMovie and compile them in a time-lapsed video and post them to the web.Many people think the painting was air brushed - this will prove that it was not. It is an oil painting done in a rather non-traditional way - based on the model of overlapping color separations gleaned from years of working in the silk-screen industry. But hey, the style works for me.
“Sometimes, stretched at ease in the shade of a roadside tree, we watch the motions of a laborer in a distant field, and after a time, begin to wonder languidly as to what the fellow may be at. We watch the movements of his body, the waving of his arms, we see him bend down, stand up, hesitate, begin again. It may add to the charm of an idle hour to be told the purpose of his exertions. If we know he is trying to lift a stone, to dig a ditch, to uproot a stump, we look with a more real interest at his efforts; we are disposed to condone the jar of his agitation upon the restfulness of the landscape; and even, if in a brotherly frame of mind, we may bring ourselves to forgive his failure. We understood his object, and, after all, the fellow has tried, and perhaps he had not the strength, and perhaps he had not the knowledge. We forgive, go on our way, and forget.
And so it is with the workman of art."
-Joseph Conrad, preface to "The Nigger of the Narcissus"