Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Homeless

Close ups

Approx. 5x10 Mixed media in Moleskine Book.

The media: Graphite-Tombow Brush Pen-Pigma Brush Tip Pen (Sienna)-Acrylic washes( Ultr. Blue and Burnt Sienna).

This is my entry into Adebanji's book. His theme is the Homeless and the Poor.

We are participating in a group called "The Flying Moleskins". Each member has their own sketch book. He/she makes a drawing and sends the book to the next artist. Get ready, Vern...here it comes.

My Ohio county has around 8oo homeless. God loves the unlovable.

NFS


Hebrews 13:5&6 God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." 6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

Proverbs 31:8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

34 comments:

  1. The thumbnail that shows up on my page brought me over. Well. I am not exaggerating when I tell you this one made me get misty eyed. I've been involved in the art business a long long time..so I have seen many many images over the course of my life. This one went straight to the heart like an arrow.

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  2. Incredible!! Just love it! What a touching piece!

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  3. Dean, These images are so strong...the content as well as the execution! Very moving!

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  4. It's the dreamy expression on his face that makes this painting so powerful it cannot be erased from memory.

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  5. Fantastic job, Dean. I love the composition and the handling of the main figure's hand.

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  6. One word comes to mind, POWERFUL! Excellent job, Dean... -Don

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  7. Powerful is right... great composition and just the right touch with pen and washes. Well done Dean and what a great idea for an exchange.

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  8. You are able to portray such heavy emotion with a limited palette!

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  9. Dean - This is incredibly powerful...It touched me down to my core...

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  10. Just breathtaking............. we are all blessed with your talent and God even more for the witness you are.

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  11. What makes this work of art so striking and unforgettable is the expression in his eyes and the way his hand is cupping his chin. These combined with your rough strokes make your execution powerful.

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  12. Thanks, Celeste, for your heartfelt comment. I really am moved by this subject, and your comment put a lump in my throat.

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  13. Thank you, Adebanji...I'm so glad you like it!

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  14. Saundra...Thanks so much!

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  15. Dragonwithin...Thank you for you insight...I appreciate it.

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  16. Edward....Thank you, my friend.

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  17. Dean, I was looking at this again and realized how much this figure bears a resemblance to the actor Harry Dean Stanton - those piercing eyes could be his. http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Stanton%2C_Harry_Dean/Pictures/
    Again, fantastic work - hit out of the park.

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  18. A real treat for our eyes. Excellent work Mr.Dean! :)

    Free Hand Madhubani Painting

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  19. Yes, very powerful. The style you chose makes it even more dramatic. Great job, Dean!

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  20. Dean, these are my favorite pieces that you've done; truly moving and beautifully rendered. The colors, the style...and how perfect for reminding us of the truth of your scripture verse this morning.

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  21. Don...That is a good word...Thanks!

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  22. Thank you, Helen! Good to "see" you again!

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  23. Thanks, Sheila...I think the limited palette helped to convey the emotion of the piece.

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  24. Thank you, Olga! It is very gratifying to think that my art has the ability to move someone.

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  25. Thank you, Dominique! I feel God's influence on all I do...including my art. After all He's done for me, I feel a need to witness for the Master.

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  26. Hi Camille...I checked out the link, and, Wow, He sure does resemble Harry Dean Stanton!

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  27. Thank you, Ms Megha! :)

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  28. Thank you, Autumn...Your comment is a joy to me.

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  29. Hi Dean, Your very sensitive drawing says so much. Lovely technique!Thanks for the visit to my blog. I have answered your concerns about Aurora's development!

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  30. Dean!... A very strong, powerful and evocative piece! Perhaps
    Wassily Kandinsky's observation aptly applies here:

    "Generally speaking, colour directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one or another purposely, to cause vibrations of the soul".

    This was quite a "recital" Sir, by any standards!

    This is my first visit... but certainly not my last!

    Good PaintinG
    Regards, Bruce Sherman

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  31. You have touched us Dean. I keep thinking with all the help going to Haiti which is so desperately needed-we do need to remember our own people. In Dubois population of 1000 we do have a few homeless [by choice] but never the less needful of remembering and ready and willing to give a hand.
    Thanks for this painting.
    God bless,

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  32. You have a ton of comments on this piece, but I could not also leave my comment. Such a profound piece...grabs one by the heartstrings.

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  33. I also have to add what a powerful image. Wow...

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  34. Indeed, God does love the unlovable. Beautiful work.

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