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The Brown Bomber Print

Jean McGuire

United States

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About The Artwork

Joe Louis, a professional boxer in the 1930’s and 1940’s, had the longest single reign as champion of any boxer in history. He stares out of all the old photographs with dignity combined with pugnaciousness. So when a friend asked me if I ever did small portrait paintings, this old photograph, (I was unable to find the name of the photographer) felt like the perfect place to try painting small. I am fascinated with the concept of trying to capture a person’s personality and energy on canvas. With a background in four color process printing, it was a natural segue for me to start applying that mentality to my paintings. I lay down my colors in the same CMYK order that is used with this color process of printing. This gives a depth to the figures that I love and allows the viewer to interact on a deeper level with the subject.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:10 W x 10 H x 0.1 D in

Frame:Not framed

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Jean McGuire is a Kansas City native who returned to painting a few years ago after a 40-year hiatus. She started her process by focusing on painting with her fingers, creating all the colors from five colors: red, blue, and yellow, black and white. As her work progressed and she started painting portraits, using brushes became a necessary part of her process. She loves the challenge of trying to catch a person’s personality or attitude in her portraits. The details that can be achieved with a brush makes the artistic shift well worth it. To keep things interesting, she started experimenting with the effects of spattering, or throwing, the paint in layers to create an interesting background for her work or to give the impression of an image. Almost all of her landscapes are begun using thrown paint, either as the entire painting, or as a launching point for the piece.

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