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  • Squeezed
    This Portrait is a study for the painting with the same name. You can see the identical painting here. This drawing is based on a sequence of digital scans taken of my face. The smearing and smudging of the skin is the effect of moving my face while the scanner is running. It is purposeful but the shapes and digital tearing was random. The image is then digitally enhanced, cropped and melded together from multiple scans. I spend quite a bit of time with the digital aspect of the piece before it's ready to paint or draw.
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Squeezed - Portrait Drawing of Scanned Face
  • Demonstration - Art League
    One hour drawing demonstration at the Art League. This is from a constumed model.

    14" x 20"
    charcoal & conte
    colored strathmore paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison's demonstration in Conte and Carbon - Thumbnail
  • Melt
    This drawing is from a digitally manipulated and collaged scan of my face. It is a traditionally rendered image and study for a process/effect called time displacement or slit scan. Simply put, time displacement or slit scan is the visual result of multiple time frames viewed in one composition.

    • 20" x 30"
    • graphite on Fabriano Paper

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Melt - Contour Drawing of Multiple Faces - Thumbnail
  • Melt
    This drawing is from a digitally manipulated and collaged scan of my face. It is a traditionally rendered image and study for a process/effect called time displacement or slit scan. Simply put, time displacement or slit scan is the visual result of multiple time frames viewed in one composition.

    • 20" x 30"
    • graphite on Fabriano Paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Struggle - graphite drawing of multiple squished faces - Thumbnail
  • Image:

    The Proposal:  It is my understanding that you have my name. Or am I just borrowing yours? You see our name or use Scott Hutchison on a daily basis. People you interact with, friends, family and acquaintances all understand our name to be YOURS.

  • Green and Red
    This is a self-portrait I worked on during my summer Painting I course at Georgetown. There are two additional images on this page, exposing various unfinished stages of the painting. The idea behind the piece is simple. I wanted to strike a balance between the inherent properties of oil paint and my likeness. This piece was meant to reflect not just my visage, but also the density and buttery quality of oils.

    • Oil on Linen
    • 12" x 16"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Red and Green - Oil Painted Self Portrait
  • Image: Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts by Scott Hutchison

    I Don't Know  (pictured above)

    Unseen by Scott Hutchison @ Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts

  • Image: Scott Hutchison Collaboration with Koshari

    The images here are from a CD release party for the Washington DC band Koshari.  This was a collaboration between Koshari, Scott Hutchison and Collier Hyams (Lead band member of 50 Man Machine).  Collier and Scott produced the images and movies that were projected over the band while performing. Our goal was to create an atmosphere unique to each song. The projection is a multi-layered video experience.

  • Image: Blur - Test Drawing by Scott Hutchison

    Medium: Sanguine, White and Black conte on grey paper

  • Image: Scott Hutchison Collaboration with 50 Man Machine

    The images here are from a performance by me and the band 50 Man Machine at Witlows on Wilson in Clarendon Virginia on Thursday the 31st of May 2012. This collaboration was my first time projecting video onto 50 Man Machine. The projection is a live performance done in real time. I use vdmx to combine, collage and render various effects. (Both stock footage and original video artwork were used in this performance)

    50 Man Machine

  • Image: Timeline of art styles of Scott Hutchison
    My work has changed a lot over the years. The reason it has varied so greatly is due to the non-linear experiential way in which I learned this craft as well as a need to keep my work personally exciting. Some artists work in the same style or approach to painting over decades. However, I need to tinker, experiment and get myself into trouble. It is as much about the discovery and the journey as it is the end result. To put it simply, before I begin I always ask myself:

     

    "What am I trying to say, and what is the most important element(s) in this image?"

     

  • Ronan
    A drawing of my son Ronan in white conte on black paper. The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • 13" x 19"
    • White conte on black paper

    (Commission estimate - $500.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Ronan - White Conte Portrait by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Scott Hutchison
    The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • Charcoal and Conte
    • 7" x 9"

    Commission Estimate ($325.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Self Portrait Two - Charcoal and conte portrait commissions by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Self Portrait
    This drawing is a detailed rendering of my face. The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • Charcoal and Conte
    • 20" x 20"

    (Commission estimate -$700.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott - White Conte and Carbon Portrait by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • A portrait painting demonstration given to my students at Georgetown University. This 60 minute demo shows my mixing process as well as each paint layer.

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  • This is a 40 minute painting demo for Painting II at Georgetown University. The model sat for two 20 minute sessions. The purpose of this demo is to teachstudents how to paint with a grisaille method of under painting.

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  • This is a sped up 45 minute black and white painting demo for Painting One at Georgetown University. It is a simple subject with the purpose of showing the principals of layering paint in order to create volume and light.

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  • Kids
    3 Individual portraits of children. White and charcoal on colored paper. The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • 24" x 12"
    • Charcoal and Conte on colored paper

    (Commission estimate -$700.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Cousins - Charcoal and conte portrait commissions by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Serena
    The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    Drawing Specs
    • 5" x 7"
    • White conte charcoal and graphite gray paper

    (Commission price - $250.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Serena - Charcoal and conte portrait commission by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Zhenya

    This drawing is of my nefew "Z". The color and medium reflects the freshness of his wide - eyed pose. It was important that the final look appear raw, immediate and economical. The piece is not for sale, however the commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.


    • black carbon & white conte on colored paper
    • 5" x 7"

    (Commission price - $250.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Zhenya - Conte and Carbon drawing of baby by scott hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Unfinished
    This painting is from a digitally manipulated and collaged picture of my son. The interesting part for me was that I asked my 4 year old son to compose the image. I asked him where to cut the face and where to crop and offset the image. It was a wonderful collaboration. If you swipe across the image you can see the various stages of completion.

    • 24" x 30"
    • Oil on Canvas

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Unfinished - oil on canvas by Scott Hutchison thumbnail
  • Elan Magazine Spread

    DC Magazine

  • Drawing Demonstrations
    Draper Demonstration  Draper Demonstration  Draper Demonstration  Draper Demonstration
    Painting Demonstrations soon
     
  • O.W.L.
    Have you ever looked into the mirror and made faces?
    No?
    Me neither.

    •   8" x 10" each drawn frame.
    •   Ink on Vellum

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - O.W.L. - Ink Animation Making Facial Expressions
  • Empty
    This is a still life drawing of shoes I have collected over the years. When I drew this piece I saw a sweetness in the subject matter. However I also get a feeling of abandonment, or a sense of loss or neglect. Baby shoes sometimes appear in other works of mine over the years. They can carry a psychological weight that I find appealing. Such as in one of my drawings called: "Relic".

    •   11" x 15"
    •   Graphite on Fabriano Paper
    •   Unframed
    Portfolio Basic Image: graphite drawing of baby shoes by scott hutchison
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah
    11 Drawings of my face and mouth. I am saying Yeah, Yeah, Yeah over and over again. There is no direct "meaning" to the piece. It is a fun, annoying and whimsical portrait.  At the end of the piece I finally say no. (not in this video) But not until 5 minutes of yeahs. This is a video showcasing the piece and contains details of a select few of the drawings I used for the animation as well as a sample installation view. Part of the actual animation plays at the end.

    • DVD , LCD, Aluminum
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Yeah - Charcoal and Conte Animation
  • Beg

     

    This drawing depicts the artist’s face, left intentionally vague and feint while his hands are more detailed and finished. The drawing is meant to illustrate a quiet and contemplative reflection on the human condition. It is no accident that the artist’s hands are the focus here.


    • 20" x 30"
    • Graphite on Fabriano paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Beg by Scott Hutchison - Graphite drawing of man in a begging pose - Thumbnail
  • Blowfish

    • Oil on Canvas
    • 20" x 38"

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Blowfish - oil on canvas by Scott Hutchison thumbnail
  • Crazed
    This piece is part of a series of portraits that I painted in 2008. All of the paintings at that time contained empty "unfinished" areas. I let the drawn image and underpainting come through. Also the focus is on the mouth. You can see that both color and application is richer and more finished there.
     
    Also: "Crazed" was used in the fundraising efforts for The Art League's 60th anniversary.

    • Oil on Wood
    • 16" x 16"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Crazed Thumbnail
  • Waiting to Eat

    • Oil on Panel
    • 15.5" x 15.5"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Waiting to Eat - oil on wood by Scott Hutchison thumbnail
  • Wanting to Speak 

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Wanting to Speak - oil on aluminum by Scott Hutchison - thumbnail
  • Aah
    Aah

    • Oil on Aluminum
    • 8" x 10"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Aah - oil on aluminum by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Oh
    Oh

    • Oil on Aluminum
    • 8" x 10"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Oh - Oil on Aluminum - by Scott Hutchison Thumbnail
  • Ooh
    Ooh

    • Oil on Aluminum
    • 8" x 10"

    Portfolio Basic Image: Ooh- oil on aluminum - By Scott Hutchison thumbnail
  • Hat
    This is a portrait drawing of my wife Caroline. I really enjoyed the light on her face and the texture on her outfit as well as the character that came through in the pose. The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • 13" x 19"
    • Graphite and Conte on Fabriano paper

    Commission Estimate ($550.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Hat by Scott Hutchison - Graphite Portrait Drawing - Thumbnail
  • Caroline
    This is a portrait drawing in graphite of my wife Caroline.  The commission estimate below is what I would charge if someone wished to have a portrait drawing in a similar size and quality.

    • 20" x 20"
    • Graphite on Fabriano paper

    Commission Estimate ($700.00)

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison's graphite portrait drawing - Caroline - Thumbnail
  • Your Eyes Will Be Opened
     
    The graphite drawing is a still life of 50+ paintings of my eyes.

    • 22" x 30"
    • Graphite on Fabriano paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison's graphite drawing - Your Eyes Will Be opened - Thumbnail
  • Boar Dog Fox

    Graphite drawing still life of skulls.


    22" x 30"
    Graphite on Fabriano paper
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison's graphite drawing - Boar Dog Fox - Thumbnail
  • Relic

     

    The child’s shoes are placed perfectly upon the shelf with her feet now above them. This juxtaposition visually represents time, growing up and the loss of innocence.
     
    Children's shoes sometimes appear in other works of mine over the years. They can carry a psychological weight that I find appealing. Such as in one of my drawings called: "Empty".

    22" x 30"
    Graphite on Fabriano Paper

    Portfolio Basic Image: Relic by Scott Hutchison - Graphite drawing of hanging feet and shoes - Thumbnail
  • Sacred
    “Sacred” is a still life created from discarded objects. The objects chosen for the composition have no personal meaning outside this arrangement. Ironically, by combining the objects they are transformed and appear “Sacred” and obtain a sense of purpose. 

    22" x 30"
    Graphite on Fabriano Paper
    Portfolio Basic Image: Sacred by Scott Hutchison - Charcoal still life drawing with book and altar - Thumbnail
  • Unseen

    A lot of people have said to me that this piece appears to be a metaphor of giving birth. I see that as a possible interpretation. This piece is a direct manipulation and distortion of my face. It's that simple. However, since you asked... I see this piece as a metaphor for the contstant push/pull and tug at our being.  The pressures of life, hidden and unseen.

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Unseen - Funny Squished Portrait Animation in Graphite
  • Overlap
    This piece depicts two portraits. One portait is static staring at the viewer and the other is crossing over it in an unending loop. This animation was meant to suggest the inner self, or the other self.

    • 5" x 7.5" each
    • 100 oil paintings on paper
    • mounted on aluminum

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Overlap - Oil Animation - Two Portraits - Installation View
  • Silent One

    These are companion pieces to a stop motion oil painted animation called I don't know. In this piece I or the character I am playing is speaking through the attached mouth.


    •   20" x 30"
    •   Fabriano Paper & Graphite
    •   Unframed

    Portfolio Basic Image: Silent One - Graphite Portrait by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Silent Two

    These are companion pieces to a stop motion oil painted animation called I don't know. In this piece I or the character I am playing is speaking through the attached mouth.


    •   20" x 30"
    •   Fabriano Paper & Graphite
    •   Unframed

    Portfolio Basic Image: Silent Two - Graphite Portrait by Scott Hutchison - Thumbnail
  • Chatter II

     

     

    32 oil paintings
    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Chatter II - Oil painted Animation of Mouths Chatting
  • Googlie
    This is an oil painted animation. Though the paintings in this animation are a serious study of my eyes, the eyes in Googlie spin in all directions and they don't match each others movements. Watching the animation can have a dizzying effect and a whimsical quality. This animation contains 32 individually painted eyes and has no sound.

    • 3" x 4" each painted frame.
    • Oil on paper
    • Mounted on aluminum

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Googlie - Oil Painted Animation Of Eyes
  • Paper Portrait

    Two drawings. One is three dimensional and one is drawn with illusory dimension. As the three dimensional portrait is crumpled, the two dimensional version is drawn at the same time. White acrylic paint is used to paint-out where the drawing used to be.


    • 30" x 40"
    • Charcoal and Acrylic

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Paper Portrait - Charcoal Drawn Animation
  • Blink

    The paintings are emotionless, only blinking at various intervals.


    • 27 paintings on paper
    • Paper Mounted on aluminum
    • 8" x 14" each still

    Portfolio Basic Image: Scott Hutchison - Blink - Oil painted Animation
  • Face #2
    This 8" x 8" self portrait color study is on black cotton rag paper. It is a whimsical, yet aggressive self portrait with a sneering mouth.  The reason I chose this pose was to study the extreme moevements of my face in preparation for an animation. An animation based on this pose was never created, however I came away with an interesting couple pieces to put on display. Face #1 is its companion piece. 

    • Oil on paper
    • Size: 8" x 8"
    Portfolio Basic Image: Click on this thumbnail image of an eye and nose to see Face #2 by Scott Hutchison
  • Not a Whisper

    • 5" x 5" each
    • 120 paintings
    • oil on paper

     

    Portfolio Basic Image: Not a Whisper - oil on paper - By Scott Hutchison thumbnail