Painting Process | Portrait of the Artist as a Not So Young Man and The Death of Print

Portrait Of The Artist As A Not So Young Man

Continuing on my new collage series, I decided to create a self portrait. With nothing but time – thanks broken leg – I decided to tackle a large-scale, three-by-four-foot format. Here it is, a portrait of the artist as a not so young man – comprised of the printed page, clippings from @TheNewYorkPost – which one day in the near future will no longer be in print, but rather illuminated on a digital screen.

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For a sense of scale, yours truly looking aloof next to my creation.

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Starting out with a quick, crude painting sketch.

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Headlines from The Post, creating a puzzle of images around the initial outlines. I am amazed at the news material we have become desensitized to; Divorce, Rape, Terrorism, Murder, Racism – all with our morning coffee.

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A round of light blue, creating the 3-D glasses effect.

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A near fully collaged surface, headlines intermingling.

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Splashing colors around the canvas with even distribution.

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Working on color cycles; primary red, yellow, blue; secondary purple, orange, green.

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Defining the boundaries with a variety of saturation in the colors.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Not So Young Man

The final, a self portrait collage to start out the New Year.

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27 comments

  1. Borbay says:

    @Paul: It’s like leaving candy around me, it’s not gonna be alright, I’m gonna ch-ch-chomp it up!

    @Ari: Right back at you.

    @Adva: Awesome, likewise – looking forward to seeing you as well!

  2. sarah says:

    Hi, just love what you’ve done here/ Thanks for sharing it. We run crafts clubs with kids and I would love to share your images with them to show them how to turn a sample line art and loads of newspapers into an awesome piece of art. I would of course give you full credit for the images. Please can you let me know if that’s ok with you?
    Many thanks
    Sarah Cressall

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