Retrospective 1994-1999

  • This portfolio of commissioned portraits executed in oil on linen and charcoal on bristol represents an earlier stage in my career.  For the oil paintings all colors are custom mixed by hand with three or more base colors.  For the black and white portraits, charcoal pencils are applied to a smooth bristol board using a kneaded erasure to establish fine gradations. The discipline of customized, time intensive works was a meaningful endeavor. The evolution of mark making is seen in chronological order.
  • Kyle, Jim & Elizabeth, Oil on Linen, 40" x 46", MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1995
  • Jim painting Kyle (close-up)
  • Anna, Oil on Linen, 30 x 36, MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1995
  • Anna, (close-up)
  • Sarah, Charcoal on Bristol, 14"x11" MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1996
  • Sarah, (close-up)
  • Ryan, Oil on Linen, 28 x 18, MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1997
  • Tom & Nick, Oil on Linen, 20" x 24", MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1997
  • Nick, (close-up)
  • Cindy, Oil on Linen, 32" x 18" MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1997
  • Morgan, Oil on Linen, 20" x 16", MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1997
  • Morgan, (closeup)
  • Alex, Charcoal on Bristol, 20" x 16", MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1999
  • Alex, (close-up)
  • Armond, Charcoal on Bristol, 20" x 16", MerrillAndersonArt.com ©1999 
  • Armond, (close-up)