Whoah, thanks so much for letting me know about this.....! Sorry to hear he got you too. You can imagine how much I appreciate the heads up, eh. Ive also recently learned that Ive had a couple of originals stolen .... time to toughen up, methinks!
i didn't have a chance to comment when i but, the expression on his face with the colors really make it beautiful, like another comment stated it emotionally moves you. wow, i can't stop staring at it.
Oh my. You've sure got a lot of talent...You cannot look at this painting without being emotionally moved; it is that poignant. His eyes seem to be staring straight through you, so you can't look away and not notice him. And the way you have threw the light onto his face is amazing...I'm full of admiration.
He looks a bit sad. I like the expression though. The blue tone that covers nearly half of his page is a nice thing and fits perfectly with the red background. The blue is also the reason why I think this is an interesting piece to look at.
I cannot find my previous comment - so here is what I might have said!!
A great depiction of the inner worlds of his outer world. The colors used to describe his countenance at once celebrate his humanity as well as his depth. His abounding energy and his sense of sadness balance the composition but call for a visceral reaction from the viewer. The paint literally dances about the picture plane, speaking volumes about the relationship between the subject and artist.
My relationship with him formed during the process of painting. I listened to his music a lot while painting it, contemplated his life, and also how he might now feel about it. I felt sure that he now looks back at it with a peace and wisdom that evaded him (as it does most of us) whilst incarnate.