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Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 09:41 AM
and I remembered a period when I tried portraiture :mad:....

but the real story is him:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11621076

He's younger than I am!!!

(and I don't look anywhere like as old.......wine is much kinder than horse!!)

10-31-2010, 09:58 AM
well you should definitely do more portraits. you really captured him here.
which reminds me I haven't visited Speggie's rock star thread in a long time.
wonder if it is still around somewhere. it's great stuff too.

10-31-2010, 10:00 AM
I like it, pretty good to me!:)

10-31-2010, 10:05 AM
Top notch painting of Keith....!!!!

L Skylar Brown
10-31-2010, 10:21 AM
This is an awesome piece of work! And - He and I are the same age, and he looks like he was hit by a bus! (I just saw him interviewed on one of the mag. shows.) I did my share of "Indulging", but I never did that smack thing. Glad I didn't!

Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 10:31 AM
Albert Thanks Man!!! I did post this once before didn't get much response so I figured best to stick with Nature....................:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D....he re's his alter ego who seems to have weathered slightly better??

Merci Jasmine c'est très gentil!!:):):):):)

Thanks Ken!!:):):):):):):)

10-31-2010, 11:08 AM
love it Peter.
I know how that goes when you don't get a comment sometimes you go "well I guess this is crap" and then end up pulling it or giving up on that direction you were traveling.
I encourage you to not do that. Sometimes pieces actually just get missed. It happens... and I think if you can paint such beautiful landscapes you can surely paint the landscape of a face.
great job on this one also. love to see more of your portraits actually.

I have a couple suggestions on the Mick. Use a more painterly background that has some actual visual brush strokes in it. Think of the masters' portraits and the backgrounds they used. Use a deep rich ochre or burnt sienna that would compliment the hues in the figure. You will be amazed at the difference it will make to this one. cause it is good but the background tends to be a bit cheap instead of rich.
no. 2 put some different dark hues with loose painterly brush strokes in the glasses... not black...instead of black use dark tints of blue or purple and this way they will stop floating visually above the figure and seem alienated from the harmony of the rest of the painting. use the same kind of painterly brush strokes you use in the rest of the portrait and in your landscapes. I think you will be amazed at the difference these two hints will make to this piece... 'cause it is worth the little extra.

Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 12:07 PM
This is an awesome piece of work! And - He and I are the same age, and he looks like he was hit by a bus! (I just saw him interviewed on one of the mag. shows.) I did my share of "Indulging", but I never did that smack thing. Glad I didn't!
Me too Skylar..........but having lost four good friends.............mostly to heroin............................... I stopped short of that and I've not touched a thing since my last friend succumbed to his self induced fate.........we do what we choose to do. Thank you for your honest comment Mate!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks Albert.................OK here are a few more from the portrait period.............mostly musicians but hey!It was my life!:D:D
One politician........................... flawed like all of us....... but why should we expect more???:):)

10-31-2010, 12:10 PM
these are also great. we should have a rocktrait thread in art projects! Bonnie is great. I won't do the obvious rhyme.
Lennon and Starr great ones too!!!

10-31-2010, 12:23 PM
Great stuff!!:)

Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 01:03 PM
Hey Albert............the sunglasses ALWAYS bothered me and seemed to dominate the image;I tried what you suggested but for the rest I just let the juices flow.................hope it works....HehHeh:D:D

Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 01:04 PM
Thanks Barnburner!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):)

Peter Pinckney
10-31-2010, 02:51 PM
Thinking about Keith Richards, something came to mind..........a phrase from a book I read in my youth........................(oh so long ago!!!)........an appeal to everyone's memory here to help me..........the phrase:"live fast,die young and leave a good looking corpse"..............I do know it was an American author................so .........
which novel is this from????????????

HELP .......it's driving me insane trying to remember!!!

10-31-2010, 04:10 PM
Looking good there on Mick's portrait Peter. Thanks for trying that!!!

Apparently it is a line from a movie called Knock on Any Door, but was also adapted into a country song by Faron Young.:) The book also called Knock on Any Door was by Willard Motley and came out a couple years before the movie of the same name. Apparently it may have been a popular saying on the street around the time he the line.

here's the story:

L Skylar Brown
10-31-2010, 04:42 PM
Actually, it is first attributed to James dean. (Altho I think it was probably made up by a publicity agent) : "Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse"- James Dean

11-01-2010, 12:52 AM
Wow Peter these are really brilliantly painted and ohhhh how they take me back to a time when I was carefree and just having fun. Love the music and the energy of the time and of your paintings. You are very very talented:)

Peter Pinckney
11-01-2010, 04:13 AM
Ah .............. Knock on any Door.........that was the book..........a good story well told as I remember it!

Thank you Katie:):):):)

Here's another one Kiss my Ace

11-01-2010, 04:20 AM
Wow, Peter! These are fantastic portraits! I don´t remember seeing them before, but then maybe you´d left your portrait phase before I joined the forums a couple of years ago. Love them all, but I really like Bonnie Raitt--ah, and your portrait as well. :D

11-01-2010, 04:40 AM
Dear Peter, Peter Peter Peter???? where in the world have you been hiding!!! these are exciting and beautiful!!! all of them!!! especially like Ringo but don't know why, just a natural look to it, your Mik paintings series would make wonderful postage stamps!!! all of them fantastic!!!:)

11-01-2010, 07:36 AM
Ace is great Peter! Love the darks and lights contrast in that one. Sure makes it a captivating piece.

Ever thought about doing paintings of Aubrey Small members? Do you have any photos of you playing in the band or is that part of history gone? It is really sad how many pictures we could have taken in that era and just forgot to.
I think of the concerts I went to... wow. I would have a great collection if I had taken a camera. What were we thinking? I guess we weren't.

11-01-2010, 09:27 AM
Absolutely brilliant work dear Peter:):)

11-01-2010, 01:22 PM
Wow Peter these are all terrific, really like the brushstrokes in the first one :)

11-04-2010, 12:00 AM
... You didn't just try. You did succeed! :eek:
Anyway there's a most appreciated musician portrait missing; the one who use to stun us continuosly since many years in here!;):p:)