this friday, January 7th, Gallery 1988 will have a huge art opening of a comedian-themed group show, "Is This Thing On?" Is This Thing On? at Gallery 1988 7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
please contact the gallery for inquiry/purchase/preview.
+ see the full list of "show bill" (who's painting whom) here! ..........................
several months ago, i was asked by Gallery 1988 to paint SarahSilverman, the comedienne. i hesitated for a while, because i'd never painted a portrait before of a real-life personality (only movie characters with my added imagination). but i thought it'd be a fun challenge, despite being nervous that sarah will be seeing this herself at the show - but it really turned out to be fun.
above is a detail shot through my instagram filter, which sadly looks better and isn't available in the real physical world for me to put over the painting.
below some other shots through instagram (mind the filter) during the progress over the holidays :