creating 18 portraits for the January, 2017 TEDEX Vail / by Philip Tarlow

12:53 PM: i was asked this morning to create a series of 18 portraits of the speakers at the upcoming TEDEX Vail, scheduled for january, 2017. once completed, they will be posted on the TEDEX site. this morning i did the first two, in colored pencil and graphite, with acrylic highlights.

below are the first two, which i just now completed. it's helpful that i'm more than a year into my gaze series of paintings, and thus have been uniquely focused on the human face.