October 31, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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This is something I did for my head painting class way back when I was studying at Art Center in Pasadena. I remember this one fondly because after several completely disastrous paintings, I finally started to understand how to control color and value.
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22 comments:

  1. AWESOME! I wish i was half this talented when i was at art center, well even right now would be good =)

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  2. WOW,...WOW,....Wow....!!!

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  3. Anonymous10:03 PM

    The facial expression is captured real well.
    As always, thrilling.
    Happy Halloween to you and everyone...

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  4. including the fact that this is like 5x4 feet big makes it that much cooler.

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  5. Nathan, your grasp of light and shadow is extremely impressive to me! all your work has such passion and drama. those are two things i aspire to myself.

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  6. i forgot to mention. when i was shown your blog by Robin Neudorfer i added your link to my list. hope you don't mind.

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  7. Amazing, great stuff as always! I really like your work, I usually check out your blog to see you landscape paintings which I greatly admire. This portrait is really impressive. Aside from all the other challenges in portrait work I find capturing the expression and gesture the most difficult, you've really nailed it here. I also admire your control of tone; some of your work reminds me of Sargent and Zorn. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Tim

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  8. just great. This head would NOT be easy to draw.

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  9. Fantastic paint!

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  10. Mauricio11:38 PM

    Hi Nathan, I never got to thank you for the sketching class I took with you at LAAFA, it was great! I learned a lot and it's been helping me a lot in my current projects. I wanted to ask you where did you get your smallest painting set up (the one that fits inside the camera case), I'd like something that compact for a special project.
    Thanks again for your eye-opening method and thoughts.
    Mauricio

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  11. I love it! Greetings from a fan.

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  12. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Unforgettable Art Center man.

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  13. Incredible! Looking at your art makes me feel like I'm floating in space. I am truly in-awed and inspired!

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  15. ahh, i remember this painting. good old days of associates when i could walk by this everday and salivate. brings back a lot of memories.

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  16. chambrun1:04 PM

    Is Norman Rockwell a master for you? This boy is very similar to one of his models... Your work is always fascinating me!

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  17. How long ago was this? It seems as though you were always this good. Great work! I hope to study with you one day.

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  18. And understand you did, this is incredible

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  19. Sorry, This was the first picture I saw then I commented, Just looked at the rest of your blog....I'm speechless

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  20. Hey ex-cubemate!

    I remember this one. We talked about it one at Art Center.
    Ah, the memories.

    Fantastic work as always.

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  21. Louis J Mirecki2:12 PM

    Come on man, tell the whole story! This work is about 4 feet tall by 2.75 feet wide and is as impressive in person as you could hope for. Its almost sculptural. It was a constant source of inspiration at LAAFA, walking past it and muttering "someday..."

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  22. Awesome, I hope some day I could join some masterclass with you!

    Sergi

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