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JOHN LENNON (workshop posterizing)

Acrylics on canvas 24x18 inches.

For accompanying music click on:

Andy Warhol's pop art style features high-contrast color paintings
and have captivated art lovers since the 1960s.

Posterization is an effect that uses a limited color palette.
A posterized image doesn't have subtle gradients or continuous tones;
as you can see there's no smooth transition from one color to the next,
but abrupt changes from one tone to another.

I tried to posterize OBAMA earlier, but as you can see, there's still depth and perspective:

I posterized a photographic image of John Lennon to give it a stylized line art appearance.
It's harder than you think to paint an image as flat as a pancake with no depth at all!

JOHN LENNON Posterized
Will be part of an exhibit at the Academy of Lifelong Learning
University of Delaware, Wilmington Campus
May 3 - 7, 2010
After the show this painting will be proudly hanging
in my daughter's and her future husband's apartment
in New York city, close to the apartment John Lennon used to live.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
This is another OLGartsProduction©2010

Framed in luscious silver wooden frame.


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Katy Kerr 29 Jul 2010

love this one, on to look at the rest of your work

Artist Reply: Thank You Katy!

Tabitha Borges 27 Jul 2010

like the colors too. and the details

Sara Deutsch 13 Jul 2010

..Love the color play! He comes through beautifully..

Bob Caldwell 30 Jun 2010

Very Good

Natasha Mylius 13 May 2010

Great poster of Lennon, Olga!

Aqua1955 05 May 2010

Imagine.. It is GREAT with big capitols Olga :)

Artist Reply: Dank je wel Ben!! Het hangt nu in een art expositie!

Joan Wulff 05 May 2010

Very interesting!

Ingrid Kolster 05 May 2010

This is so interesting Olga.

Izabella Pavlushko 04 May 2010

I love it, dear Olga. Beautifully done !

Artist Reply: Ahhhh Iza, how nice to comment! Hope all is well with you and hubs!Love and Light, Moi

Barry Huyett 04 May 2010


Artist Reply: THANKS BAR!

Joanna Jungjohann 03 May 2010

aw, wow, very very good work, Olga!~

Marika Antal 03 May 2010


Sigridur Bachmann 02 May 2010

Absolutely glorious and Admirable work of art !

Caballero Salguero 02 May 2010

Thanks so much my dear friend Olga, excellent posters,great portrait of vanguard,very sublime of LENNON...Well done work Olga, your is terrific, hugs,Pepe

Anonymous Guest (IP: 02 May 2010

Most remarkable man of the popmusic world! Excellent done Olga! X Annette Steens

Artist Reply: Dank je wel Annetje!

MJ Mitchell 01 May 2010

I love the choice of colors - wonderful work!


Wow,BRILLIANT remarkable likeness!!! Amazing Artwork,my Friend!!!,Dee&David :):)

Michele Foster 01 May 2010

Fabulous! Thanks for showing it to Sam and I yesterday at ALL! I definitely want a poster!!

Artist Reply: SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN MICHELE. I'll give you a couple of dimensions and prices. I also will give you an estimate for private and group lessons! Love and Light, MOI

Jerie kunitsky 30 Apr 2010

John Lennon is a favorite of mine and I am sure he is someplace in the great beyond looking at this piece and saying "God, that's really good." This artwork is truly a gem.

Stefanía Jörgensdóttir 30 Apr 2010

Great idea, impressing.

Anneke Hut 30 Apr 2010

Hi Olga, ik zie dit mooie schilderij nou pas, we zijn Koninginnedag wezen vieren.:) Wat een meesterwerk met die prachtige strakke lijnen. Zoals je al zegt, niet makkelijk en heel knap gedaan! De gelijkenis is ook fantastisch! Mijn POD!! :)

Artist Reply: Dank je wel, lieve Anneke, en LANG LEVE DE KONINGIN!! Love and Light for you and your loved ones, OLGA

Mary Janosik 30 Apr 2010

Excellent work of art, Olga!!! Very soulful!!!

Jan de Jong 30 Apr 2010

Hi Olga, what a great portrait! Lennon was and still is one of my (working class) heroes. I love his views on life and the world in common. This goes back from the sixties and further during the period that he was on his own and after his terrible death until now. The man was great and still is. He's an example for a few generations and should be for many a politician!

Artist Reply: Jan ik deel je mening volkomen! Dank je wel voor je uitgebreide commentaar! Groetjhes en een fijn weekend toegewenst, OLGA

Calvin McFarlane 30 Apr 2010

most excellent....just imagine.

José Fortunato 30 Apr 2010

Fantástico !

Thom Roslan 30 Apr 2010

Beautifully done Olga......Masterful like Warhol.....Great Colors for John's face.......Very 60's !

Artist Reply: Thank you Thom...It was quite a challenge indeed. I sold already a couple of posters!

Robin Foss 30 Apr 2010

Very well done.

Steve Haynes 30 Apr 2010

Love it Olga.....he was and still is my idle!!!

Loredana 29 Apr 2010

You are a legend :) xxx

Artist Reply: Oh my.... ha ha ha, Thanks Laura!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 29 Apr 2010

Lovely Olga, my favorite Beatle.

karen todd 29 Apr 2010

very nice!

Loren Carson 29 Apr 2010

At your very best. Love it.

Artist Reply: Thank you my loyal art friend... I so appreciate your loving comments. It gives me a bust to go on! Really.... Love and Light, Moi

Seth Weaver 29 Apr 2010

Awesome and wonderful portrait of Mr. Lennon.

Artist Reply: Thank you Mr. Seth!

Bev Chudey 29 Apr 2010

Olga you are so very talented and imaginative. Luv it!!!

Nancy Dadisman 29 Apr 2010

I love, love, love it!! selling any copies?

Artist Reply: OF COURSE I DO, Nancy! Email me!

Sandra McClure 29 Apr 2010

Excellent Olga

jimmy guan 29 Apr 2010

Wonderful Olga!!!

Ai Shan 29 Apr 2010

Fantastic artwork, Olga! Wow!

ruth sears 29 Apr 2010

very fine work Olga.

Maria Anna Machado 29 Apr 2010

fantastic...I missing the voice of John Lennon....beautiful...

Artist Reply: Hi Maria Anna!Did you listen to the song attached to the painting? Just click on the arrow (switch on you music boxed of course!)

Sharon Gonzalez 29 Apr 2010


Nira Dabush 29 Apr 2010

Totally COOL, Olga.. it could be excellent print for T- Shirt.. i thought it was digital, at first sight.

jerry carlin 29 Apr 2010

Wow, thank you Olga for the descriptive process! Of course, I had John Lennon Sunglasses in the '60's!

Artist Reply: OF COURSE YOU HAD!!! They would have looked AWESOME on you! Love and Light, OLGA

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 29 Apr 2010

beautiful work and beautiful presentation in the silver wooden frame!

Artist Reply: Thank you Nelly! It found a great home after the exhibit!

kathleen thompson 29 Apr 2010

This is wonderful, Olga. I imagine it would be difficult to paint without depth, don't know if I could make my brain do it!:)

Artist Reply: It's very hard indeed! I had to squeeze my eyes constantly and force myself to think without lights and dark's or any depths!>br> Thanks for your wonderful comment Kathleen!

KC CHANG 29 Apr 2010


Beatrix Jahn 29 Apr 2010

OH YES!!! YES, YES, YES! Fantastic, Frau Olgachen!

Stefani Wehner 29 Apr 2010

Spectacular and fascinating art-work!

joost 29 Apr 2010

Wonderful..Olga.....Conhratulations and my Pic of the day......

Artist Reply: WOW JOOST ... dank je wel! Hoop dat alles goed gaat met je!! Love and Light, MOI