Painting Heads

Painting heads has been a decade-long project with over 650 extant examples. Mr. Harris calls the pictures “heads,” as they are not true portraits, but representations of types, or the impression that a sitter or observed person projects. They range from informal sketches to wildly abstract versions of the real and imagined.

Most of the head paintings were made on iPhone or iPad using various painting apps. The impetus to use digital mobile devices to make art came from Mr. Harris’s longtime friend and colleague, Patricio Villarroel-Bórquez, a legendary musician and artist based in Paris.

The book Painting Heads is a teaser for a more complete volume that will contain the cream over 700 heads made over the last decade.

Painting-Heads

Five Portraits from Homer’s Iliad

Achille's Rage
                             Achilles’s Rage

Acrylic on wood panel 20″x 20″
DR Harris 2012

Agamemnon
           Agamemnon

Acrylic on Strathmore Multi-Media 300g Paper 12″ x 6″
DR Harris 2012

Ajax At War
                                  Ajax At War

Acrylic on Wood Panel 20″x 20″
DR Harris 2012

Nestor
               Nestor

Acrylic on Strathmore Multi-Media 300g Paper 12″x 6″
DR Harris 2012

Priam in Tears
        Priam in Tears

Acrylic on Strathmore Multi-Media 300g Paper 12″x 6″
DR Harris 2012