Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting
I AM PRESENTING THIS PAINTING AS A GIFT AT THE FEBIOFEST FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CITY OF PRAGUE – THE HOME OF MY FOREFATHERS
3/19/2015: I painted “After the Reign” to honor what was known as the VELVET REVOLUTION, a time when the people of Czechoslovakia lived under the control and rule of the Russian Communist party.
I was there visiting family with my Mom and Dad in the 1960s and was impressed with their fantastic puppet shows.
While preparing my early sketches I realized that I was reliving my own experiences of what I was feeling while under contract and control of the Hollywood studio system. Although it is not to be compared with what they endured, somehow I felt the need to bring my puppet out from the cloud and the rain and get free from my brain. Enjoy!
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We are happy we can invite you in Czech republic during the Febiofest movie festival and we are also happy we can see your beautiful paintings in Strahov Monastery!
Best wishes to you!