Monday, April 30, 2007

Mr. Whitman

I'm in a group show during May 2007 at the First Unitiarian Universalist Church of San Diego. This is a piece for that show I just completed last night (uh, at 1 a.m. this morning!).
I used a rather famous photo of Walt Whitman for the model. The quest was to paint the poet as if he were here. Rather than looking like him I think I got the elements of his sexuality, this pacifism and his social activism.
And I don't know that his eyes were green. They are a pale color in the black and white photo of him. I am just partial to green eyes.

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