Redhead with Friends, watercolor painting

Redhead with Friends

Redhead with Friends

Redhead with Friends, watercolor and ink on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3 x 11.7″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Chechen Man

In the streets of St Petersburg you see people from all over Russia.

Young Chechnyan Man

Young Chechen Man, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Young Siberian Woman | Portrait of Young Siberian Woman

Some of the people from the far north are ghost like as they roam the streets of St Petersburg.  This young woman is from Siberia. 

 

Young Siberian Woman

Young Siberian Woman

Young Siberian Woman, on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3 x 11.7″

Portrait of Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza, Russian journalist | portrait of Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza

Twice poisoned journalist and opposition leader Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza.  Story below.

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza activist journalist poisoned, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″

 

Vladimir Kara-Murza detail

Vladimir Kara-Murza detail

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza

 

 

He is a well known opposition activist who has faced life threatening conditions twice over the past several years resulting from apparent attempts to assassinate him by poisoning.  Close friend Boris Nemtsov, also an opposition leader, was shot and killed near the Kremlin in 2015.

 

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the Trump administration and new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “make Kara-Murza’s cause America’s cause,” to question Russian authorities on the incident and to “ultimately hold Putin accountable if he was targeted by the regime.”   Trump has announced any action and given his unwilling to criticize Putin for anything at all he probably won’t do anything in response.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/03/russian-activist-felled-2015-suspected-poisoning-hospitalized-similar-symptoms/97437612/

Portrait of Russian Man with Hat | Russian Man portrait

 

 

Russian Man

Russian Man, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″

Russian Man detail

Russian Man detail

 

Portrait of Eastern Russian Woman | Portrait of Eastern Russian Woman

 

 

Eastern Russian Woman

Eastern Russian Woman, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″

 

 

 

 

 

Russian faces: Siberian girl | portrait of siberian girl

I’m always fascinated by the countless variations of the facility face, no less here in St Petersburg than elsewhere, perhaps more so.

 

Siberian Girl

Siberian Girl, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″

Siberian Girl detail

Siberian Girl detail

Siberian Girl detail

Siberian Girl detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Mueller — The Look | Robert Mueller portrait

Robert Mueller is the Special Prosecutor in charge of investigating the Russian interference in the 2016 election.  He’s pursuing Flint, Manafort, probably going after Trump and others close to Trump.  I ran across the photo I used for this graphite drawing and was intrigued by Mueller’s expression.  I would not want to be on the other end of that gaze.  It’s analytical, piercing, no hatred but if he figures out you’ve violated the law and he can meet the relevant standards of proof, you are dead meat.  

 

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, A4, 8.25 x 11.5″, graphite on paper

 

Robert Mueller's scrutinizing eyes

Robert Mueller’s scrutinizing eyes

 

Several portraits | portraits of women

Woman in the Dark

Woman in the Dark, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

Study of Woman chiaroscuro

Study of Woman chiaroscuro, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

Study of Woman in chiarscuro

Study of Woman in chiarscuro, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

 

Double Take, portrait

Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

 

Woman Reclines

Woman Reclines

Woman Reclines == the woman is my Panamanian friend Vicky

 

 

Woman Reclines, acrylics, A3, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16"

Woman Reclines, acrylics, A3, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16″

Woman Reclines

Woman Reclines