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Acrylic paint on 2 sheets of 24"x36" on top of 2 sheets of 36"x48" plexiglass. Date: January 2020.

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The Story Of This Painting.

A couple years ago I came across a few photos of a friend of a friend on Facebook, Raina Trimble.

She has such a beautiful mysterious face, and her style immediately brought to mind the delightful character animator Richard Williams created for the Disney film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. Richard Williams explained, "I tried to make her like Rita Hayworth; we took her hair from Veronica Lake, and Zemeckis kept saying, 'What about the look Lauren Bacall had?'" He described that combination as an "ultimate male fantasy, drawn by a cartoonist."

Go Big Or Go Home!.

Over the last few years I have been gradually increasing the size of my paintings. From 18x24, to 24x32, and now with this painting to 36x48. In the 80's my paintings went from 36x36 all the way up to 48x96. I love painting large.

With this painting I have added crosshatching and graphic elements to compliment and contrast the thousands of dots making up the details in this painting. I plan to explore these graphic elements in the next few paintings to see where it leads me.

Exhibition History:


Here is a short 1 min video that shows the 3D kinetic aspects of this painting.

"Best in Show" - 03/05/20.

Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art exhibition "Feminine Vision".

Guess what? Something wonderful happened last night.

My painting 'Raina' won "Best in Show" at the Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art exhibition "Feminine Vision". I am extremely humbled. The quality of the artwork in the exhibition was exceptional.

Congratulations to John Baker for winning "Honorable Mention", and Fania Pena for winning the "People’s Choice Award".