JFK, AMERICA’S FALLEN HERO
This commission is part of an ongoing Dead Celebrity series for a client in Montreal. I had a great reference photo (Al Fenn—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Rep. John F. Kennedy, 1947) to work from that showed Mr Kennedy at an early age in his political career. I aged him slightly. Using my technique of painting on the front/viewer side of the glass leaving all dark areas exposed. The same fabric is used for his eyes (glued/taped to glass) and backboard/background. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the depth and layering from these photos.
18.5 x 34.5 inches – Window and frame original handmade glass from Maryvale Convent in Glen Nevis Ontario est 1913.
Acrylic on glass painting by Bowman 2012