Fun With Paintings of Paintings

The big thesis-type project that I’ve been working on for a year and a half now, “I Am Artist,” along with a lot of other things, is about my life as a painter. So a lot of it (83 paintings finished so far) has been about painting, so naturally there have been a few paintings of paintings. So here’s a fun one to introduce the project, you know, hype it up.

So this portrait I was working on was off and on of my easel (yes, it is in fact an old ladder) for about 13 months… I developed a bit of a love hate relationship with it, so I felt it necessary to document it’s horrible, looming presence.

This may have been painted with a tiny amount of hate.

This may have been painted with a tiny amount of hate.

But I finally managed to finish the thing just before Christmas. The painting of the painting I did in October. Here’s a photo of it finished on the easel JUST for fun…

Easel with portrait

And for the most fun we could possibly have here, here’s the portrait itself…

...Alright fine, I don't hate it anymore.

...Alright fine, I don't hate it anymore.

This project has about a dozen equally important driving forces behind it, and it would take an awfully long time to get into them all, so I’ll leave it at this for now, but there’s more to come before it’s scheduled completion in September 2010.

3 Responses to “Fun With Paintings of Paintings”

  1. March 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Mike says:


  2. March 10th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Someone Else says:

    Yeah, I’m with Mike. Lets get some more ladder pics!!

  3. March 11th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Corey says:

    Hooray! Another reader!
    …oh wait…

    NO PHOTO!!

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