Friday, May 25, 2012

Matti Paints - Subject Kira

This is Kira
Pictured: Kira being pretty

Although me and Kira have not previously had a great deal of contact, she is someone who I’ve admired for a while now. I first saw her in the LOT production of Avenue Q, and ever since then I've been impressed by her talent and cool, casual attitude.
She has a cool, centered down to earth girl who I knew through a couple friends. My first impressions of her were very mixed because she is almost impossible to read. When I asked her to be a part of this project, I was almost surprised when she agreed, but I’m glad she did because I feel like I’ve really got to know her on a whole new level and I’ve really got to see her in a new light.

Kira is a very complex individual, but once I quickly realized how much we had in common I found our conversations becoming much more enjoyable. In a way she really reminded me of my experiences painting Marc. Her soul is very gentle, and she shares the same kiddish quality that I do. We both LOVE the muppets and Bowie, and she has a real dry wit about her which is similar to mine. She possesses a quiet confidence that matches her tremendous talent that I have long envied.
Green, blue, purple, orange and yellow

Surprisingly, I ended up using the least amount of paint on her. From the begining there was a very clear direction that I knew this painting would head in, and while there were multiple surprises like the kermit the frog decal on her neck, to the dna helix that happened almost by accident. I ended up putting a lot of details into her skin, and as a result I really think the paint job pops more than some of my other creations.
There is a geometric and analytical side to her, which melts into this curious and playful side which is why I focused a lot on the arm details. Overall, I’m very pleased with how the creation played out, and I think it does her tremendous spirit justice.

Song 1

Song "Oh my god Animaniacs... really? Awesome."

Song 4

Song 8
Presenting the luminescent Kira:

1 comment:

  1. Revisiting this post again. You really did have me all figured out. We should do coffee sometime!