Thursday, November 26, 2015

John's Version of Chuck Close Portrait

Chuck Close Portrait
In early November I taught a workshop for teachers at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA.  Every session that day taught the teachers about portraits and my example for the project I taught included Chuck Close. The reason I chose Chuck Close for this portrait example is because the Schack is having an exhibit of his work beginning in May.  I am involved with student field trips at the Schack.

If you know Chuck Close's work you know that it is pixelated.  I created the background first and then collaged a tissue paper portrait of Chuck Close over the background.  I love how the transparency of the portrait allows the background to show through.

I have had several people wonder why I have disappeared from blogging.  There are several reasons....one, I was sick after my trip to Mexico.....two, I have been swamped with work....three, I am trying to curate a show with my friend, Jan, for the NW Collage Society which begins in January in Seattle.  Just a few days ago I had 17 things on my DO list.  Now I am down to 10.  Busy times.

Happy Thanksgiving! :-)


jacki long said...

So glad you're back, but take time & care, we can wait till that list goes down.
I love this one John! Can I play with one of you? Your bio pic is really tiny but I can try, if okay with you? Happy Thanksgiving to you and Tim! ♥♥♥

Seth said...

Very cool John. Good luck with checking everything off your list!

amy of studio four corners said...

so sorry you were sick - takes some of the fun away about Mexico! You have been a busy boy...hope you get time to stop, relax, enjoy the holidays!

Cate Rose said...

I love how this turned out. Tissue paper overlays rock! Have a good weekend -- hope you get a bit more un-busy! And happy holidays, my friend. Hugs.