Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bacchant Boy

I don't usually do portrait faces. I'm just not good at them but I found the perfect reference photo so I did one. This was aimed at a "specialty" audience who love this sort of thing. I was inspired by my friend and blogbuddy Tristan Alexander who does so well with figures and faces. A "Bacchant" is a devotee of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and drunkenness. They were famous for their keg parties and excessive behavior. Nowadays we just have genteel wineries where no Dionysian action takes place.

Mixed media on golden brown paper, 7" x 10", October 2000.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

You can do faces very well and this is proof, very nice. I love this one of course can't believe I never saw it before! May want a print of this one.