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Blue Brando

11.00"W x 14.00"H x 1.0"D

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David Ussery

Celebration, FL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: desire, named, streetcar, marlon, brando, smoking, blue, figure, pop, impressionism, drinking, depressed, movies, impressionism

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 11"W x 14"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2016

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This is an impressionistic portrait of Marlon Brando. I believe this was from "Streetcar Named Desire" I wanted to capture the general emotion of the scene which had a blue, downtrodden, melancholy feeling behind it. Like someone struggling from a hangover or exhausted from some recent form of emotional distress.

I deliberately kept my palate simple, hovering in the blues, staying away from bright saturated "happy" colors. I'm content with the results. Hope you like it. :)

This original was painted in acrylic on 11 X 14 stretched canvas. Sides of canvas are painted black. Two clear coats of varnish have been applied over entire surface for protection and longevity, producing a lush gloss finish. Comes with HangZ flat mount hanger (installed) on back ready to hang out the box. Hangs flush to the wall. Thank you for viewing my art!

A native of Savannah Ga, David Ussery discovered his passion for art and drawing at an early age. While his grades floundered throughout his grade school years, the back of his test sheets were often converted into random doodles. Often the target of flying chalkboard erasers in a vain attempt by nuns to make him pay attention in class, David was far more interested in creative pursuits. David would spend the remainder of his teen years producing commissioned art for local business and clients in his home town. Although having no formal institutional training, David did receive first hand lessons from local professional artist in his hometown, and has studied extensively the concepts from artist such as Sergei Bongart. In the 90s David moved to Orlando Fl to pursue a nutty childhood dream of becoming a Disney animator. Unfortunately not long after settling in Orlando, Disney permanently closed the Florida wing of their animation studio. To pay his bills and contemplate a plan B, David then took up a job working back of the house in a restaurant of a local resort. Late one night as he was departing work, he witnessed a guy sitting in the lobby at a concession stand sketching portraits. As David stood there in his company smock smelling of lard and covered in grease, he said to himself "I can do that. I think I would rather do that." To make a short story shorter, David then got a job as a sketch artist. Over the following summer he literally drew hundreds, if not thousands of tourist from all over the world, including a few celebrities here and there. Since then David has been making his living as an independent artist, through original art sells, private commissions, solo exhibitions and as an independent contractor for the Disney corporation. He draws inspiration from the masters like Van Gogh, Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Renoir and Picasso. However most of his inspiration comes directly from his own personal life experiences and observation. Evoking emotion, while at the same time, leaving the viewer something to ponder. To him that's when art is really doing something, the mixture of emotion and mystery. Favorite quotes : "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” ~ Pablo Picasso "Find what you love and let it kill you." ~Charles Bukowski "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." ~ Salvador Dali "Without Deviation from the norm, Progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa "Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" ~ Curly Howard of the Three Stooges

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