Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chuck, Frank and Joe

Chuck, Frank and Joe | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

Here's a painting based on a photo from our trip to Minneapolis last month. While there, I dragged my family to the art museum. The Minneapolis Institute of Art. The painting on the wall in this painting is titled "Frank" and is by my favorite Photo-Realist painter, Chuck Close. It's my oldest son, Joe who is inspecting the painting. Thus the title.

It is my favorite painting in the museum's collection and I always look forward to seeing it when we go there. If you go, make sure you check it out.

I also need to give credit where credit is due. One of my favorite artist bloggers is Karin Jurick and she has painted many, many great museum paintings similar in a style to the one I created here. Thanks, Karin.


  1. Hey I am a past student and tennis player of your good Friend Jason Smits. And i just wanna say your work is amazing! This painting especially looks like a photo! Great work i hope you never lose this ambition. It's truly awesome.

  2. I've been waiting to see what's next from you, in fact, we've even talked about it. Great job on this painting. I especially like the combination of black & white and color. AWESOME!!!