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jocko500
06-09-2015, 07:23 PM
it a 12x16 canvas done in acrylic
his name is bozoo chavis
do not know the man name in front of him. Bozoo is the black man with the white shirt.
My last painting some friend of mine took a photo on her phone and went to Houston and she showed it to her frind who in turn showed it to this black lady by her. The black lady freak out as that was her grandpa. She then called her kin people and they all freaked out too lol.
So I painted this one . Just hope it got legs.

the photo is mine as i took it around 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana. I used it as a refer photo. I try to get the spirit of the image and not a real look to it.

C&C is welcome.

stapeliad
06-09-2015, 07:29 PM
What a GREAT story!
And a great painting. All your work has a certain tangible vibrancy. That is a difficult reference and you handled it very well! :wave:

ColinS
06-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Fantastic story. Small world. Great painting.

chammi kaiser
06-10-2015, 03:49 AM
Amazing coincidence Jocko. Wonderful painting. I really like the skin tones . Good work on that hand by the way.

cliff.kachinske
06-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Very cool Jocko. Well done.

gaykir
06-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Simply wonderful! I love the painting.

joao_hvp
06-17-2015, 03:05 PM
Nice work

jocko500
06-23-2015, 11:39 PM
here is an update

Charlie's Mum
06-24-2015, 06:26 AM
Sorry I missed this earlier Jocko - but pleased too, as I see the softened update - really good! .... the story you posted is amazing ...... did the family want the work, or a copy? would be great!:)
I think this is one of your best.

jocko500
06-24-2015, 01:50 PM
the family never came to look at the real one or called me

cliff.kachinske
06-24-2015, 02:48 PM
the family never came to look at the real one or called me

People are like that Jocko. That's why it's always best to get paid before they walk out the door. :lol:

Dcam
06-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Jocko: way to go buddy. Very nice painting.
Derek