Short A mustachioed, middle-aged man standing against a solid dark terra-cotta background is rendered in loose brushstrokes. While fully clothed, his bare left knee juts out from the side of his hip.
Long This is a painting of a fair-skinned, middle-aged man standing against a brown background. His gaze is directed at the viewer. He is bald and has a mustache and a goatee. He wears a beige turtleneck and bright blue jeans. His right hand is obscured, resting in his pocket, while his left hand hangs in front of him. A bare leg is jutting out from the side of his hip, knee bent.
Long A painting of a bald, mustachioed, middle-aged person standing against a solid dark terra-cotta background is rendered in loose brushstrokes. He wears a yellowish long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. While fully clothed, the man's bare left leg appears to jut out from the side of his hip, knee bent.
Short In this painting, a woman painter holds a paint palette in front of a paint-by-numbers portrait. Her skin is as black as the as the solid black background; she stares confidently into our eyes.
Long This painted portrait depicts a young woman with jet-black skin holding a long, thin paintbrush up to a colorful, messy painter’s palette. She is shown in a three-quarter pose, gazing directly at the viewer. Her face, which is central to the square composition, stands out against a large, white, canvas, almost blending into the pitch-black background to her right. Closer inspection reveals, however, that her skin is subtly rendered, with various shades of contours and highlights. She wears two large hoop earrings, three small hoop earrings, and an oversized, boxy, high-collared jacket made of stiff fabric. Her voluminous hair—black with an ochre sheen—rises in thick coils on top of her head. The canvas to her left shows a partly finished paint-by-number self-portrait; in it, her likeness is broken up into smaller segments with pale-blue outlines and numbers. She has outlined many of the segments and filled them in with colors from her palette: orange, blue, yellow, pink, brown, and a few shades of green. The paint-by-number canvas does not accurately represent the color and pattern of the jacket she wears, which features mustard yellow sleeves and collar and deep blue and maroon and light yellow stripes.