PEACE MONGERS SERIES
An ongoing series of popular deceased icons that I recognize as ‘Peace Monger’. To unify the series each portraits is displayed in old, round, beveled-glass, frames. The final render is a high contracted portrait with the subjects hand or hands on display in any manner. Each portrait was made from many watercolor materials, conté crayon, and charcoal.
To qualify as a Peace Monger in this series, There is a set of qualifications that need to be met.
-They can no longer be living
-The person needs to have been a Peace Monger in his or her lifetime. A peace monger is a person who encourages or advocates peaceful conduct towards others. I come to this conclusion after much research on the individual's life.
-They need to have lived in an era that photography was an existing technology, after 1830. I prefer that there be many photographs in existence to make the study of the subject easier.
ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879—1955
Einstein's was a Secular Humanist and supported the idea that humans are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a god. Einstein's religion, philosophy and his scientific discoveries, as well as his remorse for his role in Hiroshima, qualify him as a peace monger. He accomplished great thing in his lifetime and I admire his views on the universe.
The original photo was found black and white. The photographer and information on the found photo is currently unknown.
Einstein refused to wear socks.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN 1889—1977
Chaplin's work as an actor and vision for the mankind qualified him as a peace monger. Banned from the USA for being anti-american. He was pegged as a communist, for wanting nothing more for humanity than a roof over every man's head.
The photo painted was a still frame that I captured from Charlie Chaplin's Full Movie 'The Kid' 1921.
The Great Dictator Final Speech
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest.
Proverbial Principle Triptych
watercolor, Conté crayon, red Lipton tea, charcoal
This is a triptych, hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. The individuals are my two of my best friends of the left and my little brother on the right. Each person's stance represents a shield of protection that they provided for me, against a personal childhood hellion. Below shows process; photographs and initial sketch.
Discipline mixed media
I also identify as a technical fine artist, focused on both figure and portraits. I use a grid and work from reference photographs. This body of work shows my progression over time. while I experiment with different materials. I most prefer rendering both hands and faces. And enjoy painting subjects that have high contrast. The mediums I am currently infatuated with are watercolor and conté.
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