A Portrait of Artistic Multimodality

“Julian” Oil on Canvas 30″ x  40″

It’s been quite a while since I’ve dabbled in the world of WordPress.  So, all week long I’ll be posting a backlog of paintings beginning with this one.  It’s a near to life sized portrait of my son, Julian; composer, arranger, singer/songwriter, musician, writer, teacher, and visual artist.  Below are links to a partial catalog of Julian’s work:

Julian’s twelve and counting, independently written, performed, produced albums: Band Camp Julian Cartwright  (album artwork included).

A performance and interview    Julian’s spoken word work on Sound Cloud.

And his visual art.

A shout out to all of my blogger friends.  I look forward to visiting you this week to see what you’ve been up to.

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Just been looking through Julian’s work, musical and visual – what a talented guy he is, his work is fascinating and so original – I’ll be back to look/listen again! And it’s a great portrait too, great to see you Elena!

  2. I have missed you Elena, but you have clearly been busy! There is a lot of energy in this painting, Julian looks as though he is ready to leap up and get back to work! The paintings behind give a great backdrop.

  3. Hi Elelna, it’s good to see you back. What a fabulous post this is – and very appropriately titled! That portrait must be absolutely stunning at life size. J followed up the links to Julian’s work. He is a very versatile musician and I loved his abstract paintings. I felt a distinct affinity between the art work and the music and somehow the same feeling is echoed in your portrait. A very rewarding post indeed.

  4. I thought this was a stunningly beautiful, striking portrait when I first opened the blog post but now knowing it is your son I love it even more. The artist mother paints the artist son. I love that.

      1. Thank you for visiting and thank you for pointing out that there is no comment area. I just added a comment/ question area and corrected other things. Thank you again. I’m glad you’re around again. 🙂

  5. Well the apple didn’t fall far from the bountiful tree! Delightful portrait, and as a word person, I have to say that I love how you’ve titled Julian’s portrait. Brilliant *and* fun…Brava Elena-:)

    1. Thank you, Susan! I’m not so much a word person, so I am very pleased by your comment:)I’ve hunted before, but I’m unable to click to your blog via your blog icon (your lovely pic). I know it’s out there. I’ll find it again soon one day.

      1. I am too! I love your photography! You had me wondering if you are still painting! 🙂 And thank you. I guess I finished the rough draft. Some of the colors didn’t turn out like I wanted so I may redo or darken some of the pictures that came out too light. But yes, it is finished…for now! 😉

    1. Many thanks. I haven’t had much time to participate in the blogging world, and I’m so pleased to be able to see what my blogging friends are doing. Your posts continue to be wonderful. A joy to read.

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