Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Duane Wardlow

My Great Uncle Duane was quite the artist back in the day. Pictured below are some of his early illustrations.

Although his charcoal and pastel work was great to say the least, I find his gauche and watercolors to be the most inspiring. I'm not entirely sure, but I think he did work on ads in the 1950's and 60's. He passed away recently but I'm very happy to have some nice memories of him. I remember him visiting our family once while we still lived in Florida. Near the end of his visit he offered to do a charcoal portrait of me. How could I say no!? I'll scan that soon. Thanks to my cousin, Shayna, for helping me scan these by the way.

He's pictured sitting here closest to the camera on the left:

You can view much more of his artwork here.

Update: Here's the portrait he did of me.


Anonymous said...

That not U. That kid from Brick 3rd Rock kid. Not U U lyar.

Kyle said...

Wow, that took me a minute to decipher. Who are you?