Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MORE ART

This is a piece I did in felt a couple of years ago as a study for a larger piece I did of a hunter proudly displaying his successful kill of three deer. I had to re-do the face several times to get the proportions right and I liked the way this face came out. It was "too hot" to work for the piece but I like it on its own on my wall.

6 comments:

  1. Colby. "deers"? Come on, man. :)

    I like what I see of the work, however. You should post a pic of the larger piece.

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  2. Oh, and BTW...might I mention I have loved me some Colby Keller since I first saw you years ago on Sean Cody. Glad to have found your blog!

    If you're into photographic art, check out the International Center of Photography (icp.org) at 6th and 42nd while you're in NYC. It's one of my favorite museums in the city.

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  3. well, ifound these deers on the internets! ;) thanks. i've not been - great recommendation as i'm here for a week.

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  4. Since you posted this portrait I've been coming back to look at it. I think it's a really great piece. The almost cubist use of colour is brilliant. I don't know if you used a model, a picture, or if it came out of your imagination, but it looks like a this could be a man one could walk into in real life. It's easy to imagine this rugged, weathered--not withered--man doing his daily chores in a farm perhaps, the muscular body that a barn life develops, the big and calloused hands, the firm legs... I could go on describing the images this painting evokes in me, but it would quickly degenerate into porn, and that was not the point of my comment. ;-)

    Well done! I hope you post more of your work soon.

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  5. deers/stags is very reminiscent of gerhard richter.

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