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Saint No.35



TITLE: Saint No. 35

MEDIUM: 24"x36" Oil on canvas

MODEL: Natalie... McKenzie, one of my only online-exclusively friends, gave her my number when she was traveling through NYC. I can't thank the two of them enough. She was a fantastic sitter, and a bright, fun girl that made the awkwardness of posing seem like two old friends goofing around. I only hope the painting is half as beautiful as the sitter herself.

NOTES: The first painting that was done (entierly) during the Venture Brothers off season. I was nothing but a painter on this one. So it has a smidgen of symbolic "something" to me.

I have been concerned (of late) about how we all see colors and shadow on deviantART. What you are looking at is not the painting, that's granted. It's a photo of the painting. And beyond that, I have no idea what you are looking at this "on". Flat screens, uncalibrated monitors, monitors set for NTSC viewing, etc. The only thing I can kinda guarantee that we both see is the general pose, lighting, and with hope... emotion. And, if only the emotion makes it through the technical gauntlet of Murphy's Monitor Law, I will be okay with it. But you must take into account that you are only seeing an "idea" of the painting.

And if anybody cares, these are all painted at Astrobase Go!. So if anybody bought an Astrobase Go! T-shirt [link] and got (as crap) a rubber-band. Those were used by me to keep my brushes together when I bring them back and forth to my apartment to get a good scrubbing. (Brush care people! You gotta do it.) The Astrobase has been without hot water for like a year, because it is floating in space... near the MOON!
Image size
471x720px 314.48 KB
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 14, 2005, 12:47:20 PM
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azammehdi's avatar
I just came across your work while browsing the site and thought you may be interested in an art contest sponsored by The winner gets $175... not sure of all of the details, my friend is involved in that website so I thought I'd let you know so you could visit the site and submit this piece - the competition is for Shadow Art... they also have other competitions

Great Work!