oil on masonite. 22" x 30". 2015.
This work is part of a five-piece series exploring the conventions of portraiture and portraiture's ability to both distance and involve the viewer.
Juliana was created as a quick study, to frame my own understandings of the level of refinement necessary for a piece to be considered a "proper" portrait. Created in under thirty minutes, this rough and slightly crude exploration allowed only for initial observations. Almost all of the marks were reductive in nature, wiped and removed from an original stroke of paint.