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    Katie - FINALIST, October 2019

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    Added 2019-10-09 15:01:29


    On it's surface, "Katie" is a smiling portrait. Traditional methods of oil painting used to portray a modern subject.

    But once the viewer connects with this piece, there's a sense of something more. The smile has a forced feel - a "grin and bear it" smile. The model for this painting was in a difficult situation at the time, living an unhappy life but seeing no way out. Soldiering on and not letting on to anyone the pain and sadness she held inside.

    My goal was to capture these feelings in the same way I and everyone else saw her - happy yet with something below the surface. I started with an entirely blue surface and painted over layer after layer, letting the blue shine and peek through here and there.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Jason John Phillips
    Width (inches): 19.5
    Height (inches): 26
    Media: Oil
    Country: United States
    Style or Genre of Painting: Representational: Figurative / Other
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