Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Quiet Man (2)

16" x 20"
pastels, compressed charcoal, acrylic paint and gesso
(In the private collection of the Peters family)
This mostly pastel mixed media painting is a companion piece to The Quiet Man (1) drawing. Both are portraits of Bruno "Pete" Peters. In Quiet Man (1), he is shown as a fighter pilot during World War II, when he was considered the "old man" of his squadron at the age of 28. The second one is contemporary, at the age of 98. The two are portrayals of the same man separated by 70 years. As in Quiet Man (1), I would caption this "He let his warplanes and his saxophones make the noise." Original is in the collection of Bruno Peters.