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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jazon, 16x20

I nearly titled this one, "The Sphinx." Jazon is an excellent model and I really enjoyed painting him.

I'm really amazed by the news lately. I saw Ghadafi, Bernie Madoff, and Charlie Sheen on the same night, and their personalities are not all that different. Egomaniacal, unrepentant--a lot of similarities. A charmer like Charlie can get away with hedonism, drug abuse, and wife-beating. I've been thinking about what might make the public actually turn against him, and I think I have it: animal cruelty. Nothing causes a bigger public outcry. Just ask Michael Vick. Hope Charlie never gets a dog. He might treat it as badly as he has treated his wives, and then he's done for.