Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Norman Rockwell





Norman Rockwell is by far one of my favorite illustrators of all time. His work inspires a lot of what I do, he was the man. The first image above was done as a study from one of my favorite Rockwell paintings. I tried to see how close I could come to the original painting with watercolor . . . wasn't easy, but turned out decent enough.

The second image was a self portrait that I did, total Rockwell influence, and yes the guy on my right is for real! His name is Lupe, a big dude but a true sweatheart, he couldn't hurt a fly. Oh wait, that's not true, once he accidentally sat on my mother in law's parrot and squashed the life out of him. True story.

17 comments:

Roderick De Jesus said...

do u remember how much shit kennedy gave you for painting this so small?

Jason Seiler said...

Not really? He gave me a hard time, because he thought that Rockwell's work already looked like watercolor (I disagree) so it wasn't that big of a stretch . . . I think it's funny that mine was one of the only peices that actually looked like the original. :)

Tim Bye said...

You make it look easy! super

Jason Seiler said...

Thanks Tim, but you must know, it's not easy, working with watercolor is a touchy thing, easy to mess things up, but such a great feeling when a piece is pulled off well!

Sandy said...

Beautiful work.

sandy

Bob Fingerman said...

Ever make the trek to Stockbridge, Mass., to the Rockwell Museum? It's totally worth the trip. His originals have so much power in person. His artistry is untouched and no reproductions do his work justice (especially since so many of them are huge).

Marcos Mateu said...

Great painting! (and great but sad story about the parrot too)

Lena said...

It is very well picked up!At once there was a good mood! Lena. Moscow.

Brandon O'Keefe said...

OHHH MAN, That is Marvelous! Too Funny!! I'm really enjoying this illustration with Lupe..

Brandon O'Keefe said...

OHHH MAN, That is Marvelous! Too Funny!! I'm really enjoying this illustration with Lupe..

Jennie Rockwell said...

nice try.....But, nothing better than the original.

and I'm allowed to say it...I'm family :D

MASSIMOasaro said...

great magnifico bravo!!

Kat said...

very cool paintings and a sad story... ;)

Dag said...

Good jobs there^^

Castor said...

I love Norman Rockwell as well (but who don´t?)! You did A GREAT job on this!!!

Blue-Bird said...

i have a painting of 5 kids playing instruments, a zylaphone. a dog howling. cat with a bow on neck. and it is on brown paper. i think it is a norman rockwell? watercolor? no signature. found stashed in barn sale. can anyone suggest anything? where to look for this unique painting?

Blue-Bird said...

Jennie? anyone please help?