Thursday, October 12, 2017

David Geister

My friend David Geister has been painting a series of three "World War One America" murals at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul for months. In this photo, you can see him work on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. His pictures are full of the notable people during 1914-1918. Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and William Randolph Hearst are just some of the famous portraits that fill his paintings.
And David is such a great guy he handed me his painting palette and let me take a crack at his painting! President Woodrow Wilson stands in front of the memorial, next to Teddy Roosevelt.
Here I am painting the collar of Mary Pickford, Americas first sweetheart of silent film. The blue shadow just to the left of her chin looks out of place but he coached me on how to transition the values on the collar.

It is such a treat to see his work up close and in progress. There are so many figures to work on. Bravo, David!

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