Painting in Mixed Technique: ink, pastel and digital art..
One more from the ‘Street Musicians” series. I have seen that guy in Florence, Italy, at the beginning of May, and he was of course a wonderful painting subject.
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I saw yesterday evening a documentary about Leonard Cohen on English TV! Leonard Cohen was the first LP I had ever had in my life! I was about 17 years old, Mother Christmas had just brought me a record player built into an a wonderful white design table. God I loved that piece it! I had driven my mother crazy to get it, it was expensive, but I had fallen in love with it and could not get and give peace until I got it. It had no sense to say “NO” to me in such cases… Anyway, a short time after, my beloved brother came home for a weekend and brought me Leonard Cohen’s Album, he knew how much I loved him… I was over the moon, and I will never forget that instant, and all these hours spent listening to this first album.
What a joy to see him yesterday evening.. first in the documentary about a 1972 European Tour, and then in his World Tour of 2008/2009.
1972, it was the year i got his album! How emotional it was! And to see him now, as an older guy, but in fact still the same, even better than ever and with a fantastic band of musicians and singers backing him. Really, tat showi was immense! I had never seen Leonard Cohen life or in a show or interview before, it was a revelation to me to see him moving and hear him speaking, and I found him extremely sympathetic, and also incredibly humble, and full of respect toward his musicians. I adored the way he took his hat off every time one of his musicians (guitar, keyboard, saxophone…) was doing a solo…
Here is a first portrait of him, just the shining outlines in the dark… does one need to say or see more?
Well, I guess I won’t be able to resist and will do some more portrait of him, from now!
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PS: I hope Leonard Cohen does not mind me selling prints of thsi portrait I did of him. I would be mortified if it is the case I would ask him personally, but how?
So, please, if somebody knows that Leonard would not lie it, please contact me, and I will of course retract the painting from sale.
It became known as a legendary concert with The Wailers
And more generally if you want to see what deeply moves my artist’s heart and hand, just go to my gallery “Miki’s Enchanted World”
Still following the paintings orders from my rock musician partner Kev Moore.. rock musicians are really wonderful subjects for me and I deeply enjoy the colours and attitudes.
Soon I will start a series about Michael Jackson… I am so incredibly sad about his death, I still can’t face and believe it, when I see him dancing… more than anything, it is what i admired in him.
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Kevin told me that I should paint him, because he became quite newsworthy these days after having falling down from the stage!
So I did it, and I don’t even know the guy (sorry, I am musically totally ignorant, although Kevin is doing his very best to keep me informed… )
Anyway, this is a great face and a great attitude, and I really don’t care who he is and where he has fallen from, it was simply a deep pleasure to make his portrait. Well, in fact I made 2 portraits of him, the first one is to be found in my portrait blog here