Friday, April 24, 2009

The Thousandth Post

This, dear friends, is the thousandth post on The Year of Magical Painting. It makes sense, to me, to reprint the first post, titled "Chuck Close Must Be Freaking Out."

What's that phrase? I wish I knew then what I don't know now? Or something like that.
Chuck Close Must Be Freaking Out

If I'm to become the pre-eminent portraitist of my time, I'll have to somehow get past Chuck Close to do so.

Because it's a friendly competition, I painted this picture of Chuck. I call it "Close, But Not Quite", which does make me laugh.

Although I used a grid technique for all my painting, I left it more conspicuous in this painting than I usually do, as a bit of homage.


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