Hall of Antiquities
If this is the actual hall, it could use some straightening up. My thinking is that we are actually peering into a room (or maybe three of them) where treasures and trash from other millennia are studied, stored and readied for public display.
On the right (in yellow) is the bust of some once-important person whose name is remembered only by the museum curators. Here and there are ancient shields, once employed in battles whose glories are altogether faded.
You are free to rummage through this clutter as you please. If you find a set of car keys, please inform the front desk.
Here’s my latest picture chronicling the pregnancy of my model Stephanie. It’s supposed to focus on her swelling midsection, but I think her lovely smile steals the show.
Renee’s Early Morning
Here is the first gallery appearance of the lovely Renee.
This time I have employed a semi-impressionistic style in order to capture the haziness of morning light. Everything will come into focus after we’ve had a cup of coffee.
This picture marks the gallery debut of my German model Vanessa, who is also called “Nessy.” But so is the Loch Ness monster, and I cannot apply that name to someone so far from monstrous.
Vanessa and I are planning more pictures, if you like this one. And if you don’t like it, we’re planning them anyway.
Vanessa At a Window
This is my second collaboration with Vanessa. The first resulted in a very traditional picture; but this one is a bit more modern and experimental, featuring ragged brush strokes and colors found nowhere at the actual scene.
She has a nice face, don’t you think?
Self-Portrait With Really Big Beret
People sometimes ask if my self portraits are meant to be taken seriously, or if I simply find it amusing to wear a funny hat and look grouchy. The answer is—yes.
I don’t actually smoke a pipe, but I like to keep one handy as an aid to relaxation and concentration. One can obtain the same effects from a pacifier, but not without a certain level of social and professional risk.
Cold Blue Kim
Here’s my third picture of Kim, and again it’s based on the work of photographer Michael Willems, with whom I have collaborated before.
The reference photos featured comforting browns and other neutral earth hues. In exchanging these for a palette of icy blues and indigo shadows, I have evoked a vaguely ominous mood, with good-natured Kim herself becoming an almost threatening presence: Look at those cold, piercing eyes!
Why are dangerous women so fascinating?