COURTIERS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY
In ancient China, as in many cultures throughout
history, clothing was an expression of social status. Commoners
and peasants wore lightly colored clothing of simple
contrast, the upper class, including the Emperors and those of the
court, wore elaborate headdresses and richly colored garments made of
traditional way of painting these Courtiers and Emperors was a very
‘flat’ style, very decorative, but cold. ...I wanted to paint their
imagined likeness in that traditional way, but more realistically,
thereby giving them humanity, where one can imagine the high degree of
culture in their day to day lives, and see their incredible esthetic.
Size of originals:
24” x 36” vertical. Completed: August 10, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
Series of 5 Courtiers:
(Jade, Rose, Bronze, Gold, Amethyst) and The Emperor.
Giclées have been made:
2 sets of each: sizes are: 18 x 27 l/2”
Prices for originals: $ 4,000 each.
Prices for giclées: $ 450 each.
have painted portraits of people from all walks of
life. I believe they truly enjoy the experience. They react with
surprise, enthusiasm and sometimes weep when they see the finished
work. The children
laugh with delight, and want to touch the portrait, that brings me
great joy. People are infinitely fascinating to me, and I catch myself
smiling when I paint them.
* A portrait is a cherished
family treasure for generations.
* A portrait can be a most creative business
2,500 for the standard 16x20 inch portrait
Other sizes are available at varying costs.
do not include framing, shipping or artist's travel
expenses from Boulder, CO.