Patrick at 17
SIZE: 36 H x 24 W x 0.5 in
DESCRIPTION: Painting: Oil, Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas.
This piece is a portrait of a close friend from adolescence. It is composed of ink, oil, acrylic, and plaster on canvas board. The work is unframed for shipping, but would look lovely in a recessed frame.
Using a series of competing and alternating textures in a single colour, I hoped to communicate the complicated psychology of my subject. He was confident, easy, reticent, moody, and sensitive. In small spots of the painting I added rust-like details, intersecting the portrait with the process of ageing and decay, projecting my nostalgia into the work.