Monday, January 25, 2010
Although I love to create images from scratch out of nothing but my imagination, I also love painting portraits. Being a perfectionist when it comes to painting I never call a piece finished until I feel it's just right. But there is always development, and I think, this painting is a good example of the expressiveness I'm capturing in my portraits these days. The subject helps too, being my favorite one, my wife. If you're interested in commissioning a portrait please email me or see more at www.henrycaserotti.com/portraits.htm.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Ah... the golden years when in most ways a child is still attached to mother by an unseen umbilical cord. Little does the child realize how much hard work the rest of his life will demand of him. This is based on an ancient photo of my grandfather when he was about four. He worked very hard but was one of the most gracious men I've ever known. Here's to you Grandpa...
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I've always been a bit ambivalent about the David and Goliath story. David is obviously the protagonist in the story and The Bible makes a point of telling us that David didn't use a sword to "slay" Goliath as though that makes a difference, but slay him he did. The Bible does say "thou shalt not kill". Maybe I'm taking it all too literally. Let's let it remain a metaphor. The meek defeats the mighty.
Monday, January 4, 2010
So much movement, but in the center is peace. The hot and cold colors are fighting it out in this one. This fish can be a bit hard to find, but then they do often represent the subconscious, do they not?