Monday, October 09, 2006

John Lennon (Available)



I've been looking for fun portraits to paint that have a universal interest, and just by chance I heard on the news this morning that today, October 9th, is John Lennon's birthday. I can still remember how I just didn't want to believe he was killed. He was a creative genius in many ways, and the world was cheated out of many more years of his work. Click on the image for a larger view.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MICK...YOU WORK CONTINUES TO BE VERSATILe AND WONDERFUL! I, TOO,
WAS DEVASTATED TO LEARN OF OUR LOSS. I VIVIDLY REMEMBER PACKING 8 OF US GALS IN A BEETLE VW AND GOING TO SEE THE BEATLES IN 1964.
WHAT FUN WE HAD. COULDN'T HEAR WELL WITH ALL THE SCREAMING BUT EVERY TIME RINGO SHOOK HIS HEAD THE ENTIRE STADIUM WENT WILD.
NOW WE ARE ON THE EVE OF 60 AND STILL HAVE SUCH LOVELY MEMORIES OF THOSE DAYS. EVERY SONG OF THEIRS AND JOHN'S SOLOS MEANT SOMETHING SO SPECIAL TO US.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY TRIBUTE
PORTRAIT OF HIM.
WISHING YOU WELL.
GRATEFULLY, EILEEN

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Wayne said...

Nice tribute portrait, Mick! Hard to believe he would have been 66 years old had he lived. I'll never forget Howard Cosell breaking in with the tragic news during Monday Night Football. I can't believe it was 26 years ago already.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Linda Blondheim Art Studio said...

Terrific portrait today Mick. I always enjoy your work.
Love,
Linda Blondheim

www.lindablondheim.com

7:15 AM  
Blogger Gr said...

really acomplished and well painted Mick. You picked a good one.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Jon Conkey said...

Nice works Mick! JLC

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Kay Crain said...

Mick...great job on this one. a really good likeness!
You'll hear all of the stories from the 'over 50' crowd with this one.
When I was 12, I had a British Pen Pal who told me about 'this group of 'teddy boys' who sing quite well" or something along those lines. That was 1962,,,,,well, the next year was the invasion of the Beatles and my mother got really sick of hearing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." ;)
I was shocked along with everyone else when he was shot. I had small children then, so thought about his sons mostly, rather than the the musical talent that was lost that day. Keep up the good work.
Kay

10:25 AM  
Blogger Bonnie G Morrow said...

Beautifully done! You have so captured him and also his feeling. Wonderful!

11:03 AM  

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