I've been working for about a year on three paintings. I only paint when I'm in the mood, which is why it has taken so long.
The first one is "Medusa" -- inspired by a friend's facebook photo and a photo of an octopus that I saw in a magazine.
I like taking perfectly ordinary people and making them bizarre with oil paint.
The second is " Caliban" -- also inspired by a photo this time of an actor in the role of Caliban from " The Tempest"
The last one was inspired by a photo of a guy blowing smoke rings at my brother's hookah bar.
I'm calling this one " The Smoker" . It actually looks more like Imp 1 than the guy in the original photo.