Head Portraits

"I began this series of portraits in 2006 when Gene Le Pere, daughter of Joseph Hirshhorn, commissioned me to paint a portrait of her for the Hirshhorn Museum. I like the marks charcoal, conté, and pastel make on paper. I try to replicate those drawn marks with the brushwork in my paintings."

Gene, 2006
Gene, 2006

oil on canvas, 68" x 42"

Study: Gene #1, 2006
Study: Gene #1, 2006

charcoal, pastel on paper, 68" x 48"

Self Portrait with Stacie, 2007
Self Portrait with Stacie, 2007

charcoal, pastel on paper, 46" x 80"

Gene, 2006
Gene, 2006

oil on canvas, 68" x 42"

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