+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 4 6 LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 102

Thread: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

  1. Link to Post #61
    UK Avalon Founder Bill Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th February 2010
    Location
    Ecuador
    Posts
    13,409
    Thanks
    37,620
    Thanked 172,582 times in 11,811 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    -----

    Colin Andrews
    , Simon Parkes, and yours truly






  2. The Following 32 Users Say Thank You to Bill Ryan For This Post:

    Agape (14th September 2014), Atlas (13th September 2014), Becky (14th September 2014), Christine (14th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), David Ansible (7th November 2014), Debra (14th September 2014), gripreaper (23rd September 2014), Hervé (13th September 2014), Ilie Pandia (14th September 2014), Jean-Luc (13th September 2014), Jean-Marie (24th October 2014), kanishk (13th September 2014), Limor Wolf (13th September 2014), Magnus (14th September 2014), MalteseKnight (14th September 2014), meeradas (11th November 2014), mountain_jim (16th September 2014), Muzz (13th September 2014), Natalia (15th September 2014), Paul (13th September 2014), peterspm (15th September 2014), Reinhard (14th September 2014), Roisin (15th September 2014), RunningDeer (13th September 2014), Sophocles (13th September 2014), Sunny-side-up (14th September 2014), thepainterdoug (13th September 2014), ulli (14th September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014), Yoda (16th September 2014), Zaya (15th September 2014)

  3. Link to Post #62
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    thanks Bill! I'm up to about 30 portraits. going to make quite a collection of great people. tpdoug

  4. The Following 20 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    Agape (14th September 2014), Atlas (13th September 2014), Becky (15th September 2014), Bill Ryan (13th September 2014), Carmody (15th September 2014), Christine (14th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), David Ansible (7th November 2014), Debra (14th September 2014), Hervé (13th September 2014), Jean-Luc (13th September 2014), kanishk (13th September 2014), Magnus (14th September 2014), MalteseKnight (14th September 2014), mountain_jim (16th September 2014), Paul (13th September 2014), RunningDeer (13th September 2014), sheme (13th September 2014), Sunny-side-up (14th September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  5. Link to Post #63
    Malta Avalon Member
    Join Date
    30th July 2011
    Age
    51
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    334
    Thanked 282 times in 63 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Humble suggestion.

    Why not have a portrait done in order to honor anonymous whistleblowers?

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MalteseKnight For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  7. Link to Post #64
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    hi maltese knight. perhaps you are suggesting me to paint someone unknown ? please explain?

  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), MalteseKnight (14th September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  9. Link to Post #65
    Malta Avalon Member
    Join Date
    30th July 2011
    Age
    51
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    334
    Thanked 282 times in 63 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Okay,

    I know it's challenge...would it be possible to paint the image of the Anonymous Whistleblower rather in the same vein as the Unknown Soldier? ... The portrait depict someone who say is fearful say, of losing his job or worse, but at the same time is determined. His commitment to the Truth and humanity's highest benefit pushes him to undertake supremely brave actions, including leaking valuable information to the Alternative Media. He is the personification of what Bill Ryan euphemistically calls a 'White Hat.' You never know, the painting could eventually become a valued and beloved icon of the Alternative Media.

    What do you think? I hope I have not said something stupid.

    Regards from Sunny Malta

  10. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to MalteseKnight For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), David Ansible (7th November 2014), karelia (23rd September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (14th September 2014), Sunny-side-up (14th September 2014), thepainterdoug (15th September 2014)

  11. Link to Post #66
    England Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    17th March 2010
    Location
    UK
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,333
    Thanks
    209
    Thanked 3,053 times in 654 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Interesting thread with great artwork, depicting true whistleblowers along with researchers

  12. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to SPIRIT WOLF For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), MalteseKnight (14th September 2014), RunningDeer (14th September 2014), thepainterdoug (15th September 2014)

  13. Link to Post #67
    United States Avalon Member Dennis Leahy's Avatar
    Join Date
    14th January 2011
    Location
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Age
    63
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanks
    28,154
    Thanked 35,995 times in 4,618 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Hi Doug,

    I'll second gripreaper's suggestion of Russell Means, and would also submit the following for future consideration: John Pilger, Ken O'Keefe, John Perkins, Ethan McCord, and Max Igan.

    Dennis
    Please read, sign, and share The Reset Button: http://www.ResetButtonMovement.Org

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dennis Leahy For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), David Ansible (7th November 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), Reinhard (16th September 2014), thepainterdoug (15th September 2014)

  15. Link to Post #68
    Avalon Member
    Join Date
    28th January 2012
    Posts
    2,034
    Thanks
    4,895
    Thanked 7,243 times in 1,780 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Wow! What beautiful portraits!

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Roisin For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), thepainterdoug (15th September 2014)

  17. Link to Post #69
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    hey maltese knight. nothing stupid said at all. i would have to ponder this idea. so lets see what some time brings. i appreciate all your thoughts on this

  18. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), MalteseKnight (18th September 2014)

  19. Link to Post #70
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Dennis/ i painted Ken O,keefe already . I will try to post soon. I will also look at all your suggestions.Click image for larger version

Name:	Ken O' Keefe small .jpg
Views:	148
Size:	176.9 KB
ID:	27180
    Last edited by thepainterdoug; 15th September 2014 at 02:46. Reason: add image

  20. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    Atlas (15th September 2014), Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), dan33 (15th September 2014), Dennis Leahy (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), Reinhard (18th July 2015), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  21. Link to Post #71
    France Avalon Member araucaria's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th January 2011
    Posts
    4,948
    Thanks
    11,825
    Thanked 27,871 times in 4,561 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Doug, is Paul LaViolette on your list I wonder?
    In case you missed it, here’s something I posted about your portrait of Bill on the tail end of the other thread.

    Quote Doug, I like the way you use two light sources to obtain contrasts of light and shade. The light from the top left (possibly natural sunlight) is so bright that the hat, instead of being a trademark appendage, really serves its purposes, protecting the face and also using the shade to reveal the features, which would otherwise be too bright to see properly. But to achieve this, the shade is only a semi-shade, with another light source (likely artificial light) to the mid-right, its beam hitting the cheek at the bottom of the ear and lighting up the chin, nose, mouth and long hair from the right.

    This interplay of light and shade itself has a light side and a dark side. First, it works on the vertical plane: at the bottom, you have a fiery darkness (the dark shirt with streaks of red) contrasting at the top with what looks like, or suggests, the outdoors. And secondly, the wispy hair lighting up the darker right side somewhat resembles the smoke that Simon Parkes says you find around a djinn, some of which he says are benevolent.

    All of this, combined with the almost straight-on pose, facing only fractionally to our left, seems to encapsulate Bill’s ability to sit comfortably, unblinkingly (you can’t blink for a still image!), and with an unwavering smile (you can paint a wavering one), amid these conflicting forces.

    None of this is exactly what I meant by interestingly new. That is to be found in the tiny divergence from the absolute physical resemblance that makes art art (and also sometimes makes photography art). But of course, the above is precisely what you are doing, and why, when your painting strays from the identikit portrait (talking of which – you would need to check with Bill – I gather Bill Ryan senior was its inventor). See http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post858547


  22. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to araucaria For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), thepainterdoug (15th September 2014)

  23. Link to Post #72
    United States Avalon Member Dennis Leahy's Avatar
    Join Date
    14th January 2011
    Location
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Age
    63
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanks
    28,154
    Thanked 35,995 times in 4,618 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    Dennis/ i painted Ken O,keefe already . I will try to post soon. I will also look at all your suggestions.Attachment 27180
    Ahhhhh, yes, I don't know how I forgot that incredible portrait of Ken O'Keefe.

    Just out of curiosity, how many of the (living) people depicted in this portrait series know about (have seen) their portraits?

    Dennis
    Please read, sign, and share The Reset Button: http://www.ResetButtonMovement.Org

  24. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dennis Leahy For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014)

  25. Link to Post #73
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    dennis/ good question. i have not reached out to many and when my site is launched etc I'm sure it will get around. when my portraits of burn survivors came out, www.dougauld.com
    the nytimes did a story on it and the huffington post showed all the portraits. perhaps they will pick up on this too?? i see were about the same age !! cool
    Last edited by thepainterdoug; 15th September 2014 at 18:27.

  26. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    araucaria (16th September 2014), Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (15th September 2014)

  27. Link to Post #74
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    araucaria/ thanks very much for quite a great analysis. the amazing thing about this series of work its that i am not thinking much, rather reacting. so after many years of making art, the odd thing is i still feel like i don't know what i am doing when i start. but then somehow it comes along. so many things are subtle intuitions etc. like in life, i know what i don't want to do more than what i want to do. in painting too . i look and think about why i chose this person and try to see into them in some way. some will work others not so well. thats art! like living, quite a mystery

    btw/ i did not see you post this! sorry I'm not the best at the computer end of things. thanks and will look into paul L as a subject
    Last edited by thepainterdoug; 15th September 2014 at 18:28. Reason: forgot to say

  28. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    animovado (26th October 2014), araucaria (15th September 2014), Bill Ryan (15th September 2014), gripreaper (16th September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (15th September 2014), Sunny-side-up (15th September 2014)

  29. Link to Post #75
    United States Avalon Member Dennis Leahy's Avatar
    Join Date
    14th January 2011
    Location
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Age
    63
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanks
    28,154
    Thanked 35,995 times in 4,618 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    All I can think is that I was thrown-off a bit by the specific word "whistleblower" in the title. In expanding on that word to include its larger context, the first name that comes to mid is Wade Frazier.

    Dennis
    Please read, sign, and share The Reset Button: http://www.ResetButtonMovement.Org

  30. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dennis Leahy For This Post:

    araucaria (16th September 2014), Reinhard (16th September 2014), RunningDeer (25th October 2014)

  31. Link to Post #76
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    I am happy to post this painting of Larry Warren who broke the amazing Randelshem forest RAF Bentwaters UFO incident in 1981. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYU_tr5K5ws
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	larry warren : oil  .jpg
Views:	96
Size:	227.8 KB
ID:	27198  

  32. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    araucaria (23rd September 2014), Atlas (16th September 2014), Bill Ryan (19th September 2014), Dennis Leahy (23rd September 2014), gripreaper (23rd September 2014), karelia (23rd September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), MalteseKnight (16th September 2014), Reinhard (16th September 2014), RunningDeer (16th September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  33. Link to Post #77
    United States Avalon Member thepainterdoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th November 2013
    Age
    63
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 2,206 times in 326 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    i added travis walton to my series. it is number 30. i never met travis but admire him and feel for his arduous path over the years. this seemed to come out in the painting regardless of me trying to steer it in another way. so i let it be what it would be. i thank and admire travis for his courage in standing up to all.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	travis walton.jpeg
Views:	96
Size:	97.8 KB
ID:	27335  
    Last edited by thepainterdoug; 23rd September 2014 at 04:32. Reason: image

  34. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to thepainterdoug For This Post:

    araucaria (23rd September 2014), Atlas (23rd September 2014), Dennis Leahy (23rd September 2014), gripreaper (23rd September 2014), karelia (23rd September 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (23rd September 2014), Ulyse30 (24th September 2014)

  35. Link to Post #78
    UK Avalon Founder Bill Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th February 2010
    Location
    Ecuador
    Posts
    13,409
    Thanks
    37,620
    Thanked 172,582 times in 11,811 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    -------

    Dear Friends,

    Doug Auld's new website has now been launched. Do take a look.

    Doug has asked me to relay his thanks and appreciation to all Avalon members who've been so kind with their feedback and comments.

    He says that any Avalon member can get a high quality print for a reduced price; they just have to PM him and request to hold one.

    http://dougauld.com/whistleblowers

    screenshot here —>



  36. The Following 21 Users Say Thank You to Bill Ryan For This Post:

    Atlas (24th October 2014), Bluegreen (18th July 2015), Bob (24th October 2014), Carmody (24th October 2014), Dennis Leahy (25th October 2014), donk (24th October 2014), EsmaEverheart (24th October 2014), Gemma13 (25th October 2014), gripreaper (7th November 2014), Hervé (24th October 2014), Jake (24th October 2014), Jean-Marie (24th October 2014), kanishk (25th October 2014), Limor Wolf (24th October 2014), MalteseKnight (24th October 2014), meeradas (11th November 2014), MorningSong (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (25th October 2014), Sophocles (25th October 2014), Spirithorse (28th October 2014), thepainterdoug (24th October 2014)

  37. Link to Post #79
    United States Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    12th April 2012
    Location
    east coast suburban sprawl
    Posts
    2,896
    Thanks
    11,666
    Thanked 16,349 times in 2,717 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld


  38. Link to Post #80
    Avalon Member Limor Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th December 2010
    Location
    israel
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,535
    Thanks
    34,357
    Thanked 25,883 times in 2,877 posts

    Default Re: THOSE WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE: Painted Portraits of Whistleblowers by artist Doug Auld

    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    araucaria/ thanks very much for quite a great analysis. the amazing thing about this series of work its that i am not thinking much, rather reacting. so after many years of making art, the odd thing is i still feel like i don't know what i am doing when i start. but then somehow it comes along. so many things are subtle intuitions etc. like in life, i know what i don't want to do more than what i want to do. in painting too . i look and think about why i chose this person and try to see into them in some way. some will work others not so well. thats art! like living, quite a mystery

    btw/ i did not see you post this! sorry I'm not the best at the computer end of things. thanks and will look into paul L as a subject
    Hello Doug, another look at your Portrait archive has produced another shiver. These courageous people are so vividly drawn, it is easy to imagine they are presented in the room. And thank you for sharing your thought process, and your real curiosity and respect towards them, you ponder with your colors in the depth of their soul reflected in their eyes and bone structure, their various distinctive facial expression, and it's just as interesting to do the same to the artist himself, and go dig and see where his creativity lies.

    In the name of the female gender, It could be nice to see more women wistleblowers - Deborah Tavares and Dr Judy Wood comes to mind. Maybe Rosa Parkes?

  39. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Limor Wolf For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (26th October 2014), Dennis Leahy (25th October 2014), donk (24th October 2014), Jake (24th October 2014), MalteseKnight (24th October 2014), RunningDeer (25th October 2014), Sophocles (25th October 2014), thepainterdoug (24th October 2014)

+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 4 6 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts