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Family portraits

Portraits of members of my family.

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My mother Diana, watercolor

Her first name was really Sebastiana, an Italian name, but she went by Diana since around 1928. She was born in Brooklyn. Her sister was born in Sicily, probably Partanna where her father, my grandfather, was born.

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My father Frank, graphite
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Mathew (Matteo), digital

Mathew, as we knew him, was born in Partanna, Sicily. He was our uncle. He came to the US around 1914. His last name differs however. I obtained his birth certificate. Unlike the others, the parents names are not stated. We have no idea who his father was.

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Peg and I in Pennsylvania, digital
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My brother’s wife, Caroline, who recently passed away
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Camillo, my half siblings father , acrylics

Camillo was born in Marsala, Sicily (yes, home of the famous wine). My brother says his hair was not curly as I have depicted it. He died during WWII while at work at the Brooklyn shipyards. I found his death certificate, upon which my mother’s first names were both used. I needed this to show the Italian consulate that Diana and Sebastiana were the same person. This allowed me to claim Italian citizenship.

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Self portrait, acrylics

These next two are my more creative and less realistic portraits of older relatives

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This is Giuseppe, my mother’s father.
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Francesca, my grandmother
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My granddaughter Mae, watercolor
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My granddaugther Olive
Avec Ma Fille a Paris
With my daughter
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Into the Night Sky

Into the Night Sky, acrylics on paper, 30 x 40, 11.25 x 16.5

From the story of Julio and Alicia in El Gran Hotel. The story takes place in turn of the century Spain. Julio looks for his missing sister at the Hotel, finding work as a waiter. He finds a sympathetic ear in Alicia, who is forced to wed a crooked partner of her parents. In the ethos of the time Alicia must not wed below her status as a well to do heiress. She finds this secret room in the hotel, hidden between two guest suites. Here they meet. I did a version in chiaroscuro here http://garyjkirkpatrick.com/couple-views-eclipse-from-bed-in-chiaroscuro/

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Dos Amigas

Peg and Sari: ¡Amigas Para Siempre! acrylics on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 16 x 20″

A rendition of Peg with our Spanish friend Sari.

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Avec Ma Fille a Paris

With

Avec Ma Fille a Paris, With My Daughter in Paris. At Notre Dame

Avec Ma Fille
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The Screams- Solitary Confinement in Lithuania

acrylics on paper, 11.7 x 16.5", A4 30 x 42 cm
Solitary Confined- The Screams. acrylics on paper, 11.7 x 16.5″, A4 30 x 42 cm

The Screams- Solitary Confinement in Lithuania was done during our visit to Lithuhania. This scene is from the Gestapo/Soviet detention and torture facility. This nightmare is the solitary confinement chamber just barely bog enough for one person and was probable kept very dark. It’s torture without leaving a mark on your body. [wpecpp name=”The Screams price=”150″ align=”center”]

I write more about it here: http://www.garyjkirkpatrick.com/the-specter-of-russia/

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Art model People and portraits

Nude On Sofa

Nude on Sofa,  acrylics on canvas panel 100% cotton 350 grams, 13 x 16″, 41 x 33 cm 

Excellent model at my studio, December 2019. $250

 

 

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Hungarian Woman 111

Acrylics, 20 x 24,” 50 x 60 cm

This is based on a portrait of a friend.  Despite all the decoration she is still clearly there!  

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Carmen Stretches Forward

Carmen Stretches Forward, pen and ink, 21 x 29 cm, 8.25 x 11″

This, like the other involving Carmen at http://www.garyjkirkpatrick.com/carmen-stretches/, was done live in Malva-Rosa, the beach town adjoining Valencia. Pen and ink, two hand method.

Carmen is one of my favorite models. She’s lanky, a ballerina with great stretching poses.  As you can see, this had to be quickly done. 

 

Original $150.00

Highest quality Giclée print, limited edition signed $60  
 Unlimited edition high quality print $35  
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Portrait of Van Gogh as a Young Man

I did this pencil portrait from a photo of Van Gogh that was hanging in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.  It’s a bit hard to believe he was ever this healthy in appearance.  His self portraits reveal his struggle for mental health and artistic achievement.  

 

Van Gogh as a Young Man

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Art model People and portraits

Carmen Stretches

Carmen Stretches, pen and ink, 21 x 29 cm, 8.25 x 11″

Carmen is one of my favorite models. She’s lanky, a ballerina with great stretching poses.  As you can see, this had to be quickly done.   Sometimes you get the best results when you do not have much time.

All prints are on 12 x 16″/30 x 40 cm, high quality paper

Highest quality Giclée print, limited edition signed $60

Unlimited edition high quality print $35