Friday, August 12, 2005

Illustration Friday: Wisdom


King Lear Oil on canvas 36" X 48"

This is an oldy but a goody. This is a portrait of Laurence Oliver as he played the title role in Shakespear's "King Lear". With a face like that how can you not be wise?

My apologies for the glare on the upper left. I didn't shoot this under the best lighting conditions.

33 comments:

Laura said...

So you wait all this time to completely blow us away?? Hmmph.
Signed,
Formerly Lulled Into Complacency but Now Not

PS: Where's the CR blind contour
drawing?? Oh, I almost forgot---that painting is really amazing.

Chuck Rose said...

I just got home like an hour ago! I haven't had time to do the BC drawing! God the pressure!!! :-)

Linda said...

Fantastic skin tones. How DO you do it?? And how many more "oldies but goodies" do you have lying around?

Chuck Rose said...

Hmm... skin tones. I guess I just don't think about it that way. I just try to see the color of what I am painting and try to mix paint to match it.

And considering that I am 44, I have a whole bunch of oldies. I'm just not sure how many of them are goodies. :-)

Cin said...

wow Chuck, this painting leaves me speechless !. . . so if I'm not saying much on the 20th it's your fault!

Chuck Rose said...

Hey Cin,
Based on your drawings, I think youu have a lot to say.

See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing 'wisdom' oil painting!

Anonymous said...

It's like he's looking right into me!
Excellent!

Joan Lansberry
http://www.aztriad.com/artwork.html

pinknpretty said...

Wow, it looks so real! I seriously need to learn how to "mix my paints" better!

"Maggie" said...

Wow, this is amazing Chuck! What a powerful painting.

pedalpower said...

wow......wow.

Julie said...

Man, you are good! This painting is incredible. I can definitely see the wisdom in his eyes. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Chuck,
Very similiar to the self-portrait....adding 30 years..Hmmmmm..Interesting
Very nice....oh Wise-one!
ROR

Chuck Rose said...

Hey Bro. I have grown a go-tee so it's even closer now. :-)

Mercedes said...

wow, incredible, I like it a lot, and I have to say, it looks wise but scary toooo!!!
:-) I love your work

carla said...

Totally, completely, utterly...amazing! What a face! You know, the flash on the head actaully enhances the idea of wisdom...the light that shines through. This is so good :>

Rowantree said...

Nice palette, amazing colors !!

Chuck Rose said...

Hey Mercedes,
Funny that mention him being scary. When my kids were younger I could never hang this because it would freak them out too badly.

Lora said...

Your drawing is very powerful! Good job.

Big Harry H said...

man. I literally don't know what to say.

excuse me while i go check my thesaurus for some ideas...

Harry

jenny vorwaller said...

um....wow. i just...wow.

Carolyn said...

Hi Chuck. Gorgeous painting. The forehead furrows really give the portrait personality: Wise of course, determind, confident, brave looking...
I like the boldness of the whole piece. Wonderful!

inki said...

WOW Chuck!! Excellent! You have amazed us all!
Dede

Christopher Heady said...

Chuck, as always this is amazing. I finally have a blog (:
http://chrisheady.blogspot.com
I know really original.
I've got two on there so far.
Thanks

Jeope said...

POW! Chuck, that's kickass. Almost makes me want to read some Shakespeare.




Almost.

What was this originally done for? Don't tell me this was just for fun. It's supoib.

weehoon said...

My eyes popping and jaw droping!

Chuck Rose said...

Jeope wins the Best-question-of-the-day prize! "Why did I do this?"

My wife was a professional actress when we were dating. I wanted to show her I was serious about her so I painted this for her birthday. Oliver was one of her favorite actors.

I guess it worked. She married me. :-)

bee'nme said...

Simply stunning! I love how you've captured so much more than just a face...we can read volumes into this picture! Lovely, lovely work! Bravo!

Mustashrik said...

one word...



'Brilliant'



;)
http://mustashrik.blogspot.com

coffee81 said...

overall, you did a wonderful work. not many artist can master oil painting. but, you did well!

kay susan said...

Wow!

KathyJ IN Md. said...

Sigh...I should put my paints and paper away now and stick to quilting. This IS an amazing painting.

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