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Rodger Schultz
2312 Hunters Square Ct.
Reston, VA 20191
703-380-8214

PORTRAITS

Every person has their own essence and every moment yeilds a different boon. Portraits are my playground and I hope I never follow any rules for them. On portrait commissions, I always warn that I am not a portrait artist, just an artist that loves portraits. From sketches to fancies, I always know when portraits are done when I am looking back at myself.


Self Portrait Template
  • Title: Self Portrait Template
  • Size: 32x24"
  • Medium: Paint & China Marker
  • Year: 2012
  • Collection: Dan Hill

100 LINCOLNS

They say to paint all of your subjects the same way. No. What arrogance would sit you at an infinte feast and only allow you to eat grapes? As a humurous fuck you, over the course of my life, I will paint one subject 100 different ways. That fuck you is Lincoln.

Lincoln No.6
  • Title: Lincoln No.6
  • Size: 48x48"
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
Red Lincoln
  • Title: Red Lincoln
  • Size: 30x24
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
  • Collection: Aaron Freiwald

BROWNBACK PORTRAITS

The Brownbacks were a time-based commission for Artist's Proof Gallery and my first sold out show, being entirely purchased by the City of Atlanta. They are on display in Atlanta City Hall, consisting of eight 4x4 ft., fast and gritty takes on some of my favorite American Icons. The title of the show was "True American Grit". View series in database

Harriet Tubman - Brownback
  • Title: Harriet Tubman - Brownback
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
  • Collection: City Of Atlanta
Frederick Douglass - Brownback
  • Title: Frederick Douglass - Brownback
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
  • Collection: City Of Atlanta
Teddy Roosevelt - Brownback
  • Title: Teddy Roosevelt - Brownback
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
  • Collection: City Of Atlanta

STRIPEBACK PORTRAITS

The striking chords of color against a tone of soft flesh. Flats and organic rounds. The overlapping of differing tecniques in harmony. I love it all, but what I love the most is the idea of making the background the forground. The eyes in a portrait are like a magnet, drawing the viewer directly to it. If only to mess with you, I want you to see the background first, to create a war with the mind's format.

Second Ben Franklin
  • Title: Second Ben Franklin
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2012
  • Collection: John & Susan Krimigis
Leonard Bias
  • Title: Leonard Bias
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2012
Chopin
  • Title: Chopin
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2012
CEO No.2

CEO No.2

  • Title: CEO No.2
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2012

FRIDA AS

Frida Kahlo. She's so beautiful. Much like the Lincoln Series, before it's all said and done, I will have done many Fridas. I like to dress her up, and she likes to be dressed up. We are good friends, and she goats me for stalling on dressing her up as Hitler. She has a foul mouth and calls me pussy. I love Frida Kahlo.

Frida As Geisha
  • Title: Frida As Geisha
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2014
Frida As Lady
  • Title: Frida As Lady
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2012

HYBRID PORTRAITS

I come from a cheffing background. I have 100 herbs and spices at my disposal and I use them all. No good chef only uses the same ingredients over and over. I experiment with everything available to me, to match the right flavor to the right person in the right way in the present moment. Sometimes I fail. Sometimes I don't.

Pablo In A House Dress
  • Title: Pablo In A House Dress
  • Size: 48x48 in.
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2013-18
Aunt Peg Has Pretty Thoughts
  • Title: Aunt Peg Has Pretty Thoughts
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2014
Pear 3
  • Title: Pear 3
  • Size: 48x48
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2014
  • Collection: Private
Mooji
  • Title: Mooji
  • Size: 32x40"
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2016
  • Collection: Private

PALETTE KNIFE PORTRAITS

I made five, which is a typical opening run for a series. The palette knife is the quickest and most affordable way to do large scale portraits. The Jefferson came out perfect. The Self, I did a second round on a few years later. The other two sold and one was cut up for another series. Just the way nature intended.

Thomas Jefferson
  • Title: Thomas Jefferson
  • Size: 48x48 in.
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2013
  • Collection: Private
Self Portrait
  • Title: Self Portrait
  • Size: 48x48 in.
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2013

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Pets. 'N Stuff.

Cock
  • Title: Cock
  • Size: 58x67"
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2014
Siesta
  • Title: Siesta
  • Size: 48x48"
  • Medium: Mixed Water Based
  • Year: 2018
  • Collection: Michael Willhelm
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