Wednesday, May 04, 2011

City of Hope





Originally I was commissioned to paint 8 of the top 100 Real Estate CEO's of New York. I had finished most of that painting when the news of Osama's death changed the headlines and covers across all of America. So, I started this cover at 9:00 P.M. Monday night with the final due 5:00 P.M. the following day, it was a challenge but t...he energy I felt from the importance of this week helped me push through. I'm glad we decided to go with a portrait for this cover rather than a caricature and I'm honored to have been able to paint this cover on such a memorable week in our nation's history.



Close up of brush work.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Wouter Tulp said...

Great one, jason! You seem to have no problem at all working under extreme pressure! I love the edges, and how the brushstrokes in the back appear to be the skyline at a second look. Congrats!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Restrepo said...

Cool!!! Great portrait Jason!!! A masterpiece as always.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Darnel said...

Great work, especially with the deadline

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sagan Lacy said...

You know, Jason, I'm getting tired of coming up with superlatives for how amazing your painting is. Love the brushstrokes.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Toby K said...

Wow, incredible piece, the technique is amazing and the brushstrokes are too!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Rodney Pike (rwpike) said...

That's the kind of stuff you have that makes you the pro that you are. Well done Jason.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

beautiful portrait. And the brushwork is really creative on this one! Love it on many levels.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Eyth said...

Brilliant work, again. Done incorrectly he could have appeared pompous or posed, but you captured a sense of resolve & dignity in the expression, masterfully. And the fact that you can shift from caricature to portrait artist without missing a stroke . . . . Brilliant.

11:28 AM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Beautiful portrait Jason - well done!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Lash LeRoux said...

Astounding, as always, Jason! What an incredible piece of American history.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Luke Watson said...

beautiful sir, it has exactly the feel it needed to.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Amazing Jason! Congrats!

12:38 AM  
Blogger Tim Wilmsen said...

Very nice portrait! Nice brushes and the blue background complete the picture

1:52 AM  
Blogger Steve Roberts said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said ... I can't imagine how proud you must be of this piece not just the artwork but the occasion that it marks.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

A lot of congratulations and admiration too..! Love your art and your style spirit... coooooooool work !

3:04 AM  
Blogger iulian lalu said...

GREAT WORK. MY ADMIRATION....

2:16 AM  
Blogger David Dunne Art said...

This is really nice man. great to see you doing a portrait like this

5:33 AM  

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