Welcome to a narrative portrait of The Rolling Stones, created by illustrator and fine artist, Bethany Vanderputten.With the first painting of Mick Jagger created on the 50th anniversary of their first gig in London (July 1962) and the final painting completed a year later, this is the latest in Bethany's music celebrity portraits viewable on her web site at www.bethanyillustrates.com.
This series of 24 original acrylic paintings was created on a variety of boards and canvases, with an ocean-inspired theme. With a diverse subject matter typical of Bethany's creative style (from classic portraiture and still life to more surreal expressive artworks) these are all based on the idea that the band may be in the midst of a mystery that we have all been a cultural witness and participant in for the last five decades.
Whether this narrative simply describes a sea-like world, or is a trippy exploration through the depths of the band's collective psyche, is a part of the mystery. A strong undercurrent of the series is a visual exploration of the accelerated impact of climate change, especially upon our world's oceans.
Thank you for viewing THE MYSTERY OF UNKNOWN WATERS: A 50th Anniversary Narrative Portrait of The Rolling Stones. Summer 2013.
- Bethany Vanderputten, BDes MFA
TO MICK, WITH LOVE, 18"x24", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
SHH..., 24"x30", Acrylic on Gallery Hardboard
THE ISLAND, 16"x20", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
THE SIREN, 12"x16", Acrylic on Canvas
ANCHORS AWAY, 11"x14", Acrylic on Hardboard
BILL WYMAN, 16"x20", Acrylic on Hardboard
CORAL SONG, 24"X24
", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
BLOW YOUR OWN HORN, 18"x18", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
CHARLIE HORSE, 48"x48", Acrylic on Canvas
BRIAN JONES, 12"x16", Acrylic on Canvas
ROCK BOTTOM, 12"x16", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
THE FLASHBACK, 24"x36", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
VICTORY, 24"x30", Acrylic on Gallery Hardboard
CAN YOU HEAR ME?, 11"x14", Acrylic on Hardboard
HOW DOES IT FEEL?, 16"x20", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
SAFETY NET, 16"x40", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
BLOW THE WHISTLE, 11"x14", Acrylic on Hardboard
CONSTELLATIONS, 14.5"x22.5", Acrylic on Plywood
THE SEAGULL, 14.5"x22.5", Acrylic on Plywood
FATHER TIME, 16"x20", Acrylic on Hardboard
BOTTLED UP, 16"x20", Acrylic on Hardboard
HOPE (front), 12"x17", Fabric Paint on Canvas
HOPE (back), 12"x17", Fabric Paint on Canvas
THE DAY AFTER, 19.5"x27.5", Acrylic on Board
For you Jesus, I love you. - BKV
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