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I have always admired these people. Their talents, their skills, their personalities, have enthralled millions, me included. I think of my work as a small tribute to each of these icons who I and so many others loved

When I am going to start a painting, I start with a black and white photo of them in the pose I want them in. And then these ideas just start coming to me. I sometimes picture before-hand how a painting might end up, and I prepare certain paints to match this image, but those are usually rough estimations, and even then the final product is not nearly as mundane as I had previously imagined. The colors and shapes and forms that I begin to put on the canvas in front of me are very spontaneous, but in a way that makes sense. Almost as if the person I'm painting is telling me themselves how they want to be portrayed. One can argue that a painting is never finished. But when i complete my…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined March 27, 2012

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About

I have always admired these people. Their talents, their skills, their personalities, have enthralled millions, me included. I think of my work as a small tribute to each of these icons who I and so many others loved

When I am going to start a painting, I start with a black and white photo of them in the pose I want them in. And then these ideas just start coming to me. I sometimes picture before-hand how a painting might end up, and I prepare certain paints to match this image, but those are usually rough estimations, and even then the final product is not nearly as mundane as I had previously imagined. The colors and shapes and forms that I begin to put on the canvas in front of me are very spontaneous, but in a way that makes sense. Almost as if the person I'm painting is telling me themselves how they want to be portrayed. One can argue that a painting is never finished. But when i complete my work, I feel like its a signal from him or her to stop; that they are satisfied with how it looks like. Ultimately, the painting ends up having a bit of what made these people special, a piece of what made them great, making the painting feel almost alive.

You can see all my work at www.Franco.Gallery

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