Merrill Anderson's profile
Retrospective 1994-1999
This portfolio of commissioned portraits executed in oil on linen and charcoal on bristol represents an earlier stage in my career.  For the oil paintings all colors are custom mixed by hand with three or more base colors.  For the black and white portraits, charcoal pencils are applied to a smooth bristol board using a kneaded erasure to establish fine gradations. The discipline of customized, time intensive works was a meaningful endeavor. The evolution of mark making is seen in chronological order.
Kyle, Jim & Elizabeth, Oil on Linen, 40" x 46", ©1995
Jim painting Kyle (close-up)
Anna, Oil on Linen, 30 x 36, ©1995
Anna, (close-up)
Sarah, Charcoal on Bristol, 14"x11" ©1996
Sarah, (close-up)
Ryan, Oil on Linen, 28 x 18, ©1997
Tom & Nick, Oil on Linen, 20" x 24", ©1997
Nick, (close-up)
Cindy, Oil on Linen, 32" x 18" ©1997
Morgan, Oil on Linen, 20" x 16", ©1997
Morgan, (closeup)
Alex, Charcoal on Bristol, 20" x 16", ©1999
Alex, (close-up)
Armond, Charcoal on Bristol, 20" x 16", ©1999 
Armond, (close-up)
Retrospective 1994-1999

Retrospective 1994-1999

Retrospective 1994-1999 Oil on Linen & Charcoal on Bristol