Sunday, March 7, 2010
Chance of Hale
I had the privilege of meeting Phil Hale, quite possibly my favorite painter, at the San Diego Comic Con in 2006. It was all thanks to Josh Adams, who was kind enough to bring him by my art dealer's booth. I bring this up because I recently saw this painting featured on David Apatoff's fantastic blog, Illustration Art, and it brought back memories from art school.
In my painting classes sophomore year, we were required to paint a master copy by a painter of our choice. I, of course, chose Hale during my second semester (Odd Nerdrum, the first) and was able to dig up some old jpegs of my attempt. I apologize for the poor quality—I've learned a thing or two about photography since the early '00s and technology has come a long way as well. The original resides at my parents' house in Florida... and there it shall stay in all its unfinished glory.