21c AllUSHeroes|Sheroes 

  Portrait Studies 2003-07*, 20-22 XL Editions
Early 2020s
Works came to symbolize
'All US Heroes' in facing ongoing 21c challenges, but now -- most of all -- Covid's to save oneself and
the lives of others.
 
 
An Eye Onto a Hero/Shero - AllUSHeroes

An Eye Onto a Hero/Shero - AllUSHeroes

ZOOM in close. Artwork buoyant, affirmative to oneself and for others -- family, friends, colleagues. Media: Hard Pastel, White Paper Life 21c All US Heroes

A Mask Break| Frontline Heroic 20s AllUSHeroes

A Mask Break| Frontline Heroic 20s AllUSHeroes

A time-out most can relate to, right? Note the mild rash on nose/ cheeks, felt most by front-line workers like this doctor, taking a break much needed. Media: Oil on Canvas

Tell It All Brother 2020  AllUSHeroes

Tell It All Brother 2020 AllUSHeroes

When original pastel was uploaded to this Page on 5.24.20, in my head I kept hearing a 70’s pop ballad with “Brother” sung repeatedly. On 5.26.20, I found 1970’s Tell It All Brother lyrics, which sent a chill up my spine as George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis the day before on 5.25.20. Along with that event, these lyrics ring out strongly, as does subject's slight resemblance to George Floyd, as they must.

A Mask Break Frontline Sheroic 20s

A Mask Break Frontline Sheroic 20s

Work recognizes the widespread, invaluable contribution of women during Covid, as 70% of U.S. health care workers are women. Into focus is the work environment of hospitals & medical offices, designed to get work done & keep clean easily, not calm one’s nerves. Captured is a woman worker (my sister Cathy) in Feb '22 as Omicron waned and mask breaks became safer and relief for all. 2022 Pastel on CanvasXL

Noble Storm ERA-4

Noble Storm ERA-4

The 4 Portraits from 2005 were synthesized for a 2019 Sheroes NY Series work, which evolved into this work, 2021's "Noble Storm ERA4". The next 4 Sheroes developed directly from these anonymous women. It gave rise to the invention 'SF Standing Free Canvas'.

Shero O Oprah  Noble Storm

Shero O Oprah Noble Storm

Adapted from Model 2005 Media: BW Conte Crayon Life 21c All US Heroes

Shero Reese Noble Storm

Shero Reese Noble Storm

Shero Moreno  Noble Storm

Shero Moreno Noble Storm

Portrait Study from Photo 2005 Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Life 21c All US Heroes

Shero G.Steinem Noble Storm

Shero G.Steinem Noble Storm

Portrait Study from Photo 2005. XL Edition '21. Media: Hard Pastel, White Paper Life 21c All US Heroes

God What Now? & Rising Sons * Rising Daughters AllUSHeroes

God What Now? & Rising Sons * Rising Daughters AllUSHeroes

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c All US Heroes

Rising Sons * Rising Daughters & Smarts@$$U.22

Rising Sons * Rising Daughters & Smarts@$$U.22

Media: Red Chalk Conte Crayon 4-Tone Life 21c All US Heroes

Sweatin' It 2020s

Sweatin' It 2020s

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c AllUSHeroes

GrandPapa Leo and GrandDaddy Joe

GrandPapa Leo and GrandDaddy Joe

Together 40 years, Heroes of mine since 1984. Now Grandfathers 6 times over. Media : Oil on Canvas; Commissioned Work, 2005

P.D. Game of Thrones

P.D. Game of Thrones

Media: Pencil, BW Conte Crayon Life in Black White Grays Life 21c All US Heroes

 Early 2000s
Works aimed to reflect
21c multi-ethnic, diverse population
& express all as having something to say, thus worthy of a portrait. 
*Backbone of 'Life 21c'
volume.

Media on Toned Paper
Main - Hard Pastels
Conte Crayon

Charcoal
Pencils

 & Oil on Canvas

'AllUSHeroes' built upon on 'SheroesNY' Series works during '2020 ConTEMPO NYC Exhibit  

Media: Hard Pastels on Toned Paper  SHOP  

50 Years On -Tell It All Brother 2020
50 Years On -Tell It All Brother 2020

Tell it all brother, before we fall Tell it all brothers and sisters Tell it ah-ah-aal Did you plant your feet on higher ground To avoid life's mud and stone? Did you ever kick a good man When he was down, just to make yourself feel strong? .. Kenny Rogers

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God What Now AllUSHeroes
God What Now AllUSHeroes

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Series: Built Tough Life 21c All US Heroes

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Pride  AllUSHeroes
Pride AllUSHeroes

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Series: Built Tough Life 21c All US Heroes

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50 Years On -Tell It All Brother 2020
50 Years On -Tell It All Brother 2020

Tell it all brother, before we fall Tell it all brothers and sisters Tell it ah-ah-aal Did you plant your feet on higher ground To avoid life's mud and stone? Did you ever kick a good man When he was down, just to make yourself feel strong? .. Kenny Rogers

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1970 Tell It All Brother 2020Kenny Rogers & 1st Edition
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BUILT TOUGH       

EYES Common Man 

Sweatin' It 2020s
Sweatin' It 2020s

Media: Hard Pastel Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c All US Heroes

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Rising Sons (& Daughters) AllUSHeroes
Rising Sons (& Daughters) AllUSHeroes

Media: Hard Pastel Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c All US Heroes

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Cap Champ AllUSHeroes
Cap Champ AllUSHeroes

Media: Hard Pastel Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c All US Heroes

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Sweatin' It 2020s
Sweatin' It 2020s

Media: Hard Pastel Toned Paper Series: EYES Common Man Life 21c All US Heroes

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Media: BW Conte Crayons  Charcoal  Pencil  

Sheroe Neecie Spirit
Sheroe Neecie Spirit

Portrait from Model 2004 Media: BW Conte Crayon Life 21c All US Heroes

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Aviva LIVE
Aviva LIVE

Portrait from Model 2005 Media: BW Conte Crayon Life 21c All US Heroes

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Mr. GQ in Black & White AllUSHeroes 2020  e
Mr. GQ in Black & White AllUSHeroes 2020 e

Portrait from Photo 2005 Media: Soft 314 Pencil Life 21c All US Heroes

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Sheroe Neecie Spirit
Sheroe Neecie Spirit

Portrait from Model 2004 Media: BW Conte Crayon Life 21c All US Heroes

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Life 21c in BLACK  WHITE & GRAYS

 

 Media: Red Chalk  Conte Crayon 4 Tone

Count Rojo  AllUSHeroes
Count Rojo AllUSHeroes

Media: Red Chalk Conte Crayon 4-Tone Life 21c All US Heroes

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CIG AllUSHeroes
CIG AllUSHeroes

Media: Red Chalk Conte Crayon 4-Tone Life 21c All US Heroes

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Red-Chalk-Drawn Madonna
Red-Chalk-Drawn Madonna

Media: Red Chalk Conte Crayon 4-Tone 2005 Life 21c All US Heroes

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Count Rojo  AllUSHeroes
Count Rojo AllUSHeroes

Media: Red Chalk Conte Crayon 4-Tone Life 21c All US Heroes

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DRAWING with RED CHALK
On the Road to Painting

 

I use toned paper to draw on as its tonality is like that of an ‘underpainting’ --  a canvas lightly washed with color. To draw subjects on it prior to painting,  I use Red Conte Crayons as they don’t muddy applied paints (in contrast to charcoal & graphite pencil).   Consistent use of Contes for drawing on paper maintains swift, facile stroke capability transferable to canvas whenever needed.

 

The less drawing the better for painting. Thus in the portraits/ figures drawn in Red Chalk and presented here,
one will sense like economy & practicality.

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Media: Oil on CanvasXL
SHOP

MVR Self Portrait Classic Palette 2006
MVR Self Portrait Classic Palette 2006

Media: Oil on Canvas Life 21c All US Heroes

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Dr Break 2020 AllUSHeroes
Dr Break 2020 AllUSHeroes

Media: Oil on Canvas 2004 Life 21c All US Heroes

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UNFORGETTABLE! Another, DJ
UNFORGETTABLE! Another, DJ

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MVR Self Portrait Classic Palette 2006
MVR Self Portrait Classic Palette 2006

Media: Oil on Canvas Life 21c All US Heroes

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Media: 'CHROME' HDPastels 

Rainbow Cowboy HD
Rainbow Cowboy HD

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Subset: Chrome HDPastels Life 21c All US Heroes

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FLARE HD Head
FLARE HD Head

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Subset: Chrome HDPastels Life 21c All US Heroes

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GUSTO Live
GUSTO Live

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Subset: Chrome HDPastels Life 21c All US Heroes

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Rainbow Cowboy HD
Rainbow Cowboy HD

Media: Hard Pastel, Toned Paper Subset: Chrome HDPastels Life 21c All US Heroes

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CHROME   HDPastels     Portrait 

 

'CHROME' HD Pastels    

Works feature bold color masses built up on paper with pastels quickly - much like with paint on canvas. Samples highlight the provocatively rich, dynamic, dimensional colors that result.

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