Evolution of a portrait
Anyway, in the spirit of Deconstructionism, Postmodernism, and all other things both holy and profane,, here's the three main stages of BG's (aka Clyde's) construction of this painting.
I've had the pleasure to witness many such metamorphoses since having met Clyde. There's times when I think his earlier "drafts" are just as compelling--if not more so--than the final finished product.
But I do think the tthree versions make for a nice series, or as Francis Bacon might have put it, Studies toward a Portraitt of Johnny Winter.
Which one do you think says it best?