Self Portrait of Daniel R. Carver
The style of this painting is heavily influenced by artist Chuck Close. He paints enormous realistic portraits from photos using a grid method. To create his paintings, Close puts a grid on the photo and on the canvas and copies cell by cell. I’ve employed this similar approach, except I’ve taken this image away from realism, and toward abstraction. I added movement to the painting by building my color on a foundation of grooved impasto texture. I love how colors can blend together to create a vibrant impression of my face.