In this painting, John Lennon, wearing his iconic circular glasses, stares straight toward the viewer. His eyes have a look of creative pondering, as if music notes are swirling in his head. The flesh tones that comprise his skin add a subtle warmth to his face as cool purples, blacks, whites, greys, and forest greens form a cascade of loose hair around him. Thick and skillful paint application adds unique textures to his face and hair, and pops of deeply saturated color in his hair create exciting portions of color that stand out against their darker surroundings. This painting of John Lennon, from the 60’s classic rock band The Beatles, invokes a sense of nostalgia, longing, creativity, and inner peace.
Video of this John Lennon painting portrait: