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Lew Loves Lucy! New “Old Hollywood” Portrait by Fran Lew

Master American portrait artist, Fran Lew, has just completed a stunning, evocative portrait of two of old Hollywood’s most enduring stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Utilizing her flawless technical skills, Lew has captured the living, breathing embodiment of the spark and beauty of this dynamic husband-and-wife comedy team.

Using her special charcoal pencils and white pastel and working on tinted wove paper, Lew has brought her considerable talents to bear on this unique work of nostalgia. What secret is Lucy cautioning us to keep with her finger poised at her lips? The look of “uh-oh” on Desi’s face may give a clue to the ensuing comedic moment and with so many to choose from, it’s just a matter of memory to bring your laughter to life.

"I Love Lucy" original charcoal on white pastel on tinted wove paper, 25" x 19" unframed.

“I Love Lucy” original charcoal on white pastel on tinted wove paper, 25″ x 19″ unframed.

In Fran Lew’s own words:

Why I Love Lucy

“For decades, millions of “I Love Lucy” fans have fallen in love with the zany, hilarious comedy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. “I Love Lucy” is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history. In 2012, it was voted the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’ in a survey conducted by ABC News and People Magazine.

“I take pleasure in capturing and sharing the memories of people who we have all come to love and admire. To celebrate the upcoming 65th anniversary of “I Love Lucy”, I created a commemorative portrait of Lucy and Desi as an everlasting tribute to their glamour, comic genius, and contribution to American pop culture.”

For more information or to purchase this work, please contact your Chuck Jones Gallery art consultant or online at www.ChuckJones.com.

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Chuck Jones Quote of the Day: Start with the Believable

"We must all start with the believable.  That is the essence of our
craft.  All drama, all comedy, all artistry stems from the believable,
which gives us as solid a rock as anyone could ask from which to seek

–Chuck Jones, page 14, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Life, Love and Art

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Image of the Day: Charlie Dog


“100% Charlie Dog” is a fine art reproduction on paper, created from original drawings by Chuck Jones and a background designed by Bob Givens.  It measures 24″ x 17.5″ and the edition size is 200, click on the image to learn more. 

“Charlie Dog is one of my favorite characters.  I don’t understand him, but I do like him.  He is so unquestionably a dog.  Charlie is merely trying to find a master and a home, which are perfectly natural ambitions for any dog.  Comedy is always concerned with simple matters such as this.

“Charlie Dog is in many ways Daffy Duck on four legs.  He never doubts his desirability as a pet dog (“You ain’t got no dog; I ain’t got no master.  So I’ll make you a preposition”), and he is openly obnoxious to anybody who appears unwilling  to accept what is to him a very desirable proposition.”–Chuck Jones, writing in Chuck Reducks, Drawing From the Fun Side of Life