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Commission a Portrait of a Loved One for Valentine’s Day

Each week leading up to Valentine’s Day 2016, we’ll feature an artist and a suggestion for a gift of art for your sweetheart. This week it’s Master American Portrait Artist, Fran Lew.

Gone with the Wind

“Scarlet and Rhett: Gone with the Wind”, original charcoal and white pastel on toned paper by Fran Lew

What better way to memorialize your love this Valentine’s Day than with a portrait of your beloved by noted American master portrait artist, Fran Lew? With her rich use of texture and subtle emotional undercurrent, Lew’s drawings are more than mere representation; she breathes life into them. What would, in lesser hands, be a fine portrait, become living beings in hers. Her unique ability to reach deeply inside her own self to discover the emotional core of her subject separates Lew from other portrait artists. Portraits begin at $3200 for a single subject.

Contact your Chuck Jones Gallery art consultant for details:                                                   San Diego 888-294-9880 | Costa Mesa 866-248-2556 | Santa Fe 800-290-5999

About Fran Lew

Fran Lew is Contemporary Realist, trained in Academic Classical Realism. She is best known for her portraits. Lew’s training reaches back to the 19th century French Academy. Her subjects include heads of state, captains of industry, Nobel Laureates, distinguished members of the clergy and medical profession, along with stars of stage and film. Lew’s original work can be found in private, corporate, and museum collections.

 

 

Love Is in the Hare…

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"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuous thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone, the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every sane woman wants to hear: "I'd like to kiss your lips." Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips?"   

"The purpose of making films is to delight.  The purpose of making films is to excite.  The purpose of making films is to have fun. Not a bad set of rules for marriage–which needs some sensible rules.  Do these rules apply only to your expected audience? No, they only apply to you."

"The weaker sex is actually the stronger sex because of the stronger sex's weakness for the weaker sex."

–Chuck Jones, "Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Love, Life, and Art"

Image of the Day: 14 Carrot Offering

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Gentlemen!  Consider the following Valentine's Day advice from Chuck Jones:

"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is  like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every woman wants to hear: 'I'd like to kiss your lips.' Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips."  –Chuck Jones, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones.  

14 Carrot Offering is a fine art stone lithograph, hand-pulled, one color at a time at the prestigious American Atelier in an edition of 350 examples, each hand-signed by the artist in pencil.  It was created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones who, in turn, was inspired by a painting by Marc Chagall.