Friday, February 26, 2010


Charles Olson, in acrylic, enamel, and colored pencil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Charles Olson (1910-1970) was an important poet and writer born right here in Worcester, Ma. He was 6'8", and coined the term 'postmodern' in a letter.
Olson's 100th birthday passed recently, and I was commissioned this portrait to coincide with an event at Clark University. There are no color photographs of Olson, (as far as I can tell), which was the challenge in this piece. The painting has alot of interest in the backround and finish, I used golden spray paint, resist effects, glazing, e.t.c. (Note: picture quality is rough.)