Sunday, December 26, 2010

From the Flat Files 5

Santa.  Tired and weary.

"The Day After."  12"x16.5" oil on primed 4-ply Strathmore Bristol paper.  I painted it after college to supplement my portfolio and use as a Christmas card.  Though it did get added to my portfolio for certain clients, it never became my Christmas card.

No real story behind it, but it was the first non-pet portrait that I recall painting after graduating in 1998.  It's the day after Christmas (Boxing Day for some), so it seemed an obvious one to put up.

That's all I have the energy for today.  Like St. Nick, I am wiped.

Until tomorrow...


  1. I particularly like how your trademark dark-yet-luminous skies are already being foreshadowed back in 1998. Great (and brave) series.

  2. I'm not sure any of this is brave so much as stupid. As I was going through the flat files to check for damaged work while unpacking. Given that there was some stuff that did get a little banged up, scanning it all seemed like a good idea, and once I had things in the computer, it seemed like a natural thing to post it all. Well, some of it, anyway.

    Hopefully we're not the only ones enjoying it!



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