Retrospective 1991-94

  • After graduating from RISD in 1991, I focused on a series of portrait commissions.  During this 3 year period I started by airbrushing the whole composition, then applied a meticulous linear style with colored pencils and liquid acrylics using small brushes. Rendering features and forms with subtle gradations of colors vibrating off one another was my primary exploration, hence the term Line-illism. 
     
    Inspired by a process I initiated in Chris Van Alsburg's Pen & Ink Scratchboard class this intricate style evolved. 
  •  Kelli, Acrylic and Color Pencil,  24" x 18",  1992  MerrillAndersonArt.com
  • Kelli, (close-up)
  • Kelli, (close-up)
  • Will, Daisy & Alex, Acrylic and Color Pencil,  24" x 42",  1992
  • Daisy (close-up)
  • Bryce, Acrylic and Color Pencil,  22" x 36",  1992 
  • Bryce, (close-up)
  • Taylor, Acrylic and Color Pencil,  20" x 30",  1992  MerrillAndersonArt.com
  • Taylor, (close-up)
  • Annupa, Acrylic,  32" x 18",  1993
  • Annupa, (close-up)
  • Sarah, Emily and AJ, Acrylic,  24" x 46",  1993 
  • Emily, (close-up)
  • Diane and Puppy Dogs, Acrylic,  22"x 34",  1994 
  • Lady (closeup)
  • Mack, Acrylics and Color Pencil, 1993