i’m jealous of louis boudreault

Oh my word. These mixed-media portraits by Montreal based artist Louis Boudreault grabbed me immediately! They are part of a series titled “Destiny”, as these are the childhood portraits of such greats as Picasso, Warhol, van Gogh, Elvis etc! So, so good. The sweet vintage {and famous!} faces in graphite, the bows, the stripes… and then, you realize this:

The scale! Oh, the scale!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ {yes, three little hearts worth of love!}

And with that, I hope you enjoy the end of 2012 ~ I’ll see you in 2013! xo

comments (19)

  1. Making Made /// 12.29.2012 /// 9:28am

    Oh wow, I love these, as well. I love the little details, the mix of colors, and they way they play with the grungy feel of all the paint. Look great!


  2. Ninotchka /// 12.29.2012 /// 10:44am

    SWOON! perfection.

  3. MissySue Hanson /// 12.29.2012 /// 2:32pm

    Oh my goodness!!!! Love this! Thank you for sharing!

    love + luck + bliss,

  4. Wild /// 12.29.2012 /// 3:01pm

    Gasp! Love the mix of traditional composition with modern, eye-popping colour and design treatment.

  5. Barb Vogel /// 12.29.2012 /// 3:10pm

    Wonderful work! Very inspiring!

  6. Erin's Creative Energy /// 12.29.2012 /// 3:44pm

    I love these even more after seeing the scale of them! How wonderful these portraits are.

  7. tijana /// 12.30.2012 /// 12:13pm

    so dope.

  8. the jealous curator /// 12.30.2012 /// 5:00pm


  9. gretchen /// 12.31.2012 /// 1:53am

    these are so weirdly wonderful!

  10. Robyn /// 12.31.2012 /// 1:09pm

    Boudreault’s “Destiny” is amazing – eclectic innocence. Thank you for sharing these. I just re-read another wonderful art experience in Carlton Davis’s book, The Art Dockuments, which takes you through the 1980s drive-by gallery in L.A. called Art Dock. The author provides entertaining and enlightening stories of an avant-garde artist community. Love it!

  11. Robyn /// 12.31.2012 /// 1:09pm

    In case you would like to visit the author’s website here it is :}: http://artdock.net/

  12. the jealous curator /// 12.31.2012 /// 2:53pm

    thank you robyn!

  13. Zia Daugherty /// 01.02.2013 /// 6:57am

    I am jealous of the scale! My goal in life is to create art larger than myself. : )

  14. the jealous curator /// 01.02.2013 /// 9:21am

    that’s a great goal! i might steal that!

  15. Lance Rubin Art /// 01.02.2013 /// 4:33pm

    Oh wow, i was fully expecting these to be about 11×14″ or so… you were right about scale. So wonderfully vintage.. and crusty! Yay!

  16. Pattern Pulp - Friday Quick Links! /// 01.04.2013 /// 2:00pm

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  18. Jen Crossley /// 02.01.2013 /// 12:33am

    Sensational work

  19. Sout /// 03.26.2013 /// 6:01am

    To melt for ! Got my heart back and on the road. Thank you for such profound beauty.