Friday, April 13, 2007

Samuel Leroy Jackson


This is the Samuel L. Jackson painting I did for Faces and Names (159 w. 54th St.) last Fall. I just got a good print from "Baboo" which is my new photo and printing place. No more Duggal- they're much too expensive and didn't give me what I wanted last time.
This is oil on wood and I think it's 3' x 4'.
He's one of my favorite actors; I hope he can come in and see it...

7 comments:

The Keeper's Notes said...

Is this a dimensional painting? Cool.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

No, this is flat. Also, I used oil and acrylic on this one.

The Keeper's Notes said...

why the choice of using the two mediums?

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Acrylic is faster, obviously, and I wanted to lay down an underpainting in acrylic to help speed things along.
Eventually, I think I'm going to switch over to acrylics entirely for health reasons. I bought a big, tupeware container yesterday to store the acrylic pallete to keep it from drying out. That's key.

The Keeper's Notes said...

Cool. Yeh, those oil fumes and related products can be deadly.

Fred Harper said...

Nice Sam and good Woods!

I saw a pallette for acrylics that has foam on a plastic tray with a disposable paper pallette on top of it. You squirt some water into the foam and it keeps the acrylics from getting dry. They get a skin on top, but for the most part stay wet all day.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Fred.
That pallette sounds really cool- where did you see it?
I've been using a metal tray lately- with retarder and water in a spray bottle to keep it moist. I also still have the tupperware container to really prevent it from drying out.