Artwork / 2007 / Erik Schneider

painted portrait of Erik Schneider
Gwenn Seemel
Erik Schneider
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inches

In painting this portrait, I was largely inspired by George Bellows’ Stag at Sharkey’s, one of the subject’s favorite paintings. Though the link may not be immediately clear in this case, it is a bit more so for this portrait, where I quoted the floating roses from Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus for the subject. Five years after painting these goldfish for Erik, I painted clownfish for Crime Against Nature.

painted portrait
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painted fish
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