Sam Cole 2 Portrait
This is a portrait of a dressed femme model posed on her stomach with her feet up in front of a laptop in a bed room. The back ground has a centrally framed window with cosmic purple and pink gradient light reflecting throughout the painting. The background is divided by thirds illustrating a variety of painting techniques and histories; like representationalism and cubism. This work was developed from a photoshoot exploring traditional portrait lighting and posing. The photo was then manipulated with Photoshop to accentuate visualized engagement between the model and the technological devices present. Here, I particularly pay attention to the way light informs the figure. The oil painting is traditionally executed with layers of glazes and gestural impasto mark making accentuating curves of the figure. I aim to synthesize digital technologies and traditional methods to develop paintings that talk about our contemporary engagements with technology.