Saturday, May 2, 2009

IF: Hierarchy

zdepski's oil painting of pope john paul
Ole John Paul in his decline... top of the heap, lookin' up. This piece is owned by Oronde Kairi of Philadelphia PA. I hadn't meant any disrespect to him when I painted it.

O.Kairi got a chuckle out of it, so it's his now.

oil on canvas. click to make it bigger

9 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

You captured the word and the decline perfectly. Even if it seems funny there is still a lovely touch of sentiment within your painting.

Detlef said...

I think his posture has been captured exceptionally well.

Edrian Thomidis said...

This painting is perfect for this week's theme. His posture says so much. It's great! I love the mood and lighting you've created

Lynne Chapman said...

Really good - love the use of light and coloured shadows. Good likeness too. Well done you!

Azulita said...

This is really exquisite, and done with so much care that somehow it doesn't seem disrespectful to me.

Coreopsis said...

It's funny, but also sad. The colors are absolutely wonderful.

Valerie Lorimer said...

I think this is wonderful! Great color and mood.

Burt said...

Pick of the week!

neilornstein said...

nice piece