September 7, 2012
Commission: Alexander Duthart
Unfortunately Mr. Duthart didn't take a lot of photographs in his lifetime, and the ones he did take were extremely 1970s-style blurry. On top of that, he also wore about 18 yards of plaid as part of his Scottish drummer outfit.
Painting plaid from a blurry reference photo is pure hell on your eyeballs. It instantly makes you feel like you've been in a Wal-Mart for 5 hours (or 15 minutes, same difference) and/or like you've been awake for 4 days watching Requiem for a Dream on a loop. I won't ever paint plaid again, ever. EVER.
Anyway, this painting was framed at Artworks and now resides with a former student of Mr. Duthart.