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KC Stoever
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posted 07-29-2006 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard recently from carmelo, cS's indefatigable photo archivist?

Carmelo, I've written via the email you have listed on your cS profile, but no word yet. I need your help with a project.

Thanks,

Kris

KC Stoever
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posted 07-30-2006 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All's well.

Carmelo checked in!

Duke Of URL
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posted 07-31-2006 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Duke Of URL   Click Here to Email Duke Of URL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Va bene!

I have something for the dear boy...

KC Stoever
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posted 07-31-2006 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ciao. Un bacio.

carmelo
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posted 07-31-2006 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im here!Mission completed.

John K. Rochester
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posted 08-01-2006 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!! A young James Caan in a Mercury suit!!

KC Stoever
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posted 08-01-2006 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's part of a full-length portrait of Carpenter painted by Raymond Everett Kinstler, commissioned by the USN. I think it hangs in the Navy Museum in Anacostia, Washington, DC. This was one of Kinstler's first important commissions (he painted the Navy's official Shepard portrait too) and and since gone on to society and government (senators, first ladies, and presidential) portraits.

heng44
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posted 08-01-2006 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! I'm jealous!

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 08-01-2006 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No reason to be, Ed. You could do that well as well.

Don't sell yourself short.

mikepf
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posted 08-01-2006 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For some reason "Looking for Carmelo" sounds like a good title for a book or movie.

Mikie

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posted 08-01-2006 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KC
Kinstler is an inspiration to all of us artistically inclined. Of course the DP was an inspiration to Kinstlers muse as well.
Beautiful job!
Do you have at least a print of this portrait for your enjoyment?

Tim

KC Stoever
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posted 08-01-2006 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by heng44:
Excellent! I'm jealous!

Ed Hengeveld


Ed, if you're interested in Kinstler's body of work, he wrote a book (hope the link works)
http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm

called Painting Portraits. For one of the editions, the front of the dust cover is devoted to Kinstler's full-length portrait of Tom Wolfe, resplendent in his all-white regalia.

And just last week, Kinstler was in the news because Senator Bob Dole's U.S. Senate painting was unveiled. Kinstler painted it.

heng44
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posted 08-01-2006 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the link, Kris. Very interesting! I love his portraits.

Ed

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posted 08-01-2006 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I admit I was pretty pleased with this painting in 1991, and so was John Glenn when I gave it to him in 1999. But when I see Kinstler's work I realize I don't even come close. On the one hand that is a sobering thought, on the other it is inspiring. I think one of my next works will be a portrait! Thanks again, Kris.

Ed

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posted 08-01-2006 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed:

Anyone who looks at that picture will definitely see John Glenn in that face.

What a great picture!

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Carmelo- I haven't seen any of your other work, but this one is amazing. The detail is great and I hope to see more.

Ed- Your John Glenn has amazing detail too. Especially with the launch pad and rocket. It almost looks like a regular High Quality photo of John Glenn!

carmelo
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posted 08-05-2006 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Carmelo- I haven't seen any of your other work, but this one is amazing. The detail is great and I hope to see more.
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That's part of a full-length portrait of Carpenter painted by Raymond Everett Kinstler, commissioned by the USN. I think it hangs in the Navy Museum in Anacostia, Washington, DC. This was one of Kinstler's first important commissions (he painted the Navy's official Shepard portrait too) and and since gone on to society and government (senators, first ladies, and presidential) portraits.

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posted 08-10-2006 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoops! Sorry I didn't catch that piece from KC. I'm sure you could do just as good or better anyway Carmelo.

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Mike

KC Stoever
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posted 08-26-2006 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An update on Kinstler, which may interest collectors of comic books. Everett Raymond Kinstler began his art career after dropping out of high school back in the 40s and illustrating comic books!

Hawkman was his and Captain Marvel too, I think. Kinstler just addressed a huge comic book convention in Montana, a group that was shocked to learn that the famed illustrator (and now portrait artist of presidents!) was still alive.

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