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Hoffman, the crying clown by kenmeyerjr Hoffman, the crying clown by kenmeyerjr
Hey, my most recent oil painting and my favorite by a long shot...I may actually have a chance to make this medium work! Done for a class assignment and emphasizing the 'sad sack' quality of many of Philip Seymour Hoffman's roles.
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bbrunomoraes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
How amazing, haha, congratulations.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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ijumpedintheriver Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Wow I love this.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! It gets no love, so that is darn cool.
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ijumpedintheriver Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
One of my favorite actors. And I'm surprised, this is wonderful work.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, he is one of my faves too...Magnolia is one of my all time favorite films.
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ijumpedintheriver Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Haha, yes! All of PTA's films are great.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very true
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reginadnicholson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
This is beautiful! I love it!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much...I liked it a lot when I did it...don't really get any comments on it!
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reginadnicholson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Don't see why not. It's one of the only good Philip Seymour Hoffman drawings/paintings on the site!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hahah, I would not be surprised if it is the ONLY PSH piece!
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The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Brilliant, both your work and hoffman
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks...I agree, Hoffman seldom disappoints.
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BikerScout Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful concept. He has such a charming face - might have to do a portrait of him myself, one day.

Great, great work. :aww:
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks....it was somewhat experimental, and I was even new to oil than I am now, which isn't saying much....but I liked the way it turned out.
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cut-box Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
awesome portrait :#1:
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Now, if only someday I can steady work doing that sort of thing!
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ImaAnne-ItsChinese Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
One of my favorite actors too. You captured him very well! So very original :) Your paintings are absolutely gorgeous.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Anne...I hope to do many more oil paintings in general and a bunch of things like this...one thing I hope to do at some point is get into magazines like Enertainment Weekly.
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ImaAnne-ItsChinese Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
You work very well with oil, so it'll be exciting to see those, and the ones similar to this one! I hope you have fun with it! :D
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I will need all the help I can get!
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Dreamstress Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
love this, he's one of my favorite actors.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
me too, thanks!
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HugeHefner Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Haha! This is fucking fantastic. I love the idea and how well the picture shows it. Great work! I must fav!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, H! I even added a tiny bit more, which I will upload soon.
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choffman36 Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Great job,he has done so many good movies,makes us Hoffman's proud.Good likeness and nice idea.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, the guy can practically do no wrong....and thanks!
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
great piece, nice technique, and good likeness! He's one of my favorite modern actors. Nice work!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree and thanks!
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
;)
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bluemantis Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Your gallery is superb! I really love the P.S. Hoffman portrait. The eyes are great. Makes me wanna cry! Excellent capture of a difficult emotion!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much...I was hoping it would work, and I think it does.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a fantastic work, Ken - go for it!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome
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Atomic-Uppercut Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Well done!
You have a talent for oils!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I hope so...I have been wanting to use them for awhile and just didn't have the skills or experience (and both of those are still a ways off)
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KBK Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
I think this is one of the most fascinating pieces of work ive seen ina while...i completely love this man....i love Hoffman too...very very very good job...very unique.

Anthony
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, he is amazing...I keep going back to Magnolia again and again (and Almost Famous, but for slightly different reasons), and thanks!
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