Monday, January 5, 2009


This Portrait of Pauolo Cristobol, 40x30, oil on canvas, was accepted into the upcoming California Art Club's 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, April 26 - May 17, 2009. Im always happy to be in this event because it takes place in the spacious Pasadena Museum of California Art. 

My intention in this portrait was to convey a sense of Paulo's singularity, thoughtfulness, strength and virility. To achieve this aim, I used a limited range of toned down complimentary colors, a strong focal point and straightforward heroic composition. 

I met Pauolo at an art opening, hired him for a modeling session, lost contact and now all I know is he lives somewhere in mainland Mexico.

Oil on Canvas Panel          40x30"