Sarah Silverman

this friday, January 7th, Gallery 1988 will have a huge art opening
of a comedian-themed group show, "Is This Thing On?"
Is This Thing On?
at Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90038

please contact the gallery for inquiry/purchase/preview.

+ see the full list of "show bill" (who's painting whom) here!


several months ago, i was asked by Gallery 1988 to paint Sarah Silverman, the comedienne.
i hesitated for a while, because i'd never painted a portrait before
of a real-life personality (only movie characters with my added imagination).
but i thought it'd be a fun challenge, despite being nervous that sarah
will be seeing this herself at the show - but it really turned out to be fun.

above is a detail shot through my instagram filter,
which sadly looks better and isn't available in the real physical world
for me to put over the painting.

below some other shots through instagram (mind the filter)
during the progress over the holidays :

(2 initial concepts)

(after sanding out/redoing the faces a few times)

the final piece :

Sarah. 8"x16". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood. © 2010.
Sarah. 8"x16". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood. © 2010-2011.

framed view :
Sarah, Framed.

i read that tara mcpherson also did sarah silverman,
i can't wait to see her piece - and tina fey by travis louie!