James Napoleon
18 panels, acrylic on linen - click each likeness to enlarge

I Don't Know How To Love Him Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) One Tin Soldier The Sound of Silence I Can See Clearly Now Goodbye Girl
Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma Behind Blue Eyes She's Leaving Home Seasons in the Sun Dancing Queen Quinn The Eskimo
Brandy You Can't Always Get What You Want Lady Willpower Killing Me Softly Haven't Got Time for the Pain Peace Train

While this is not about capturing individual likenesses, it is about capturing the look of an era. I am striving to recreate faces of hopefulness, naiveté, and innocence. Each panel is dominated by a particular classmate, although each is inevitably a combination of two or more likenesses, as the class was large and the work is limited to 18 panels.

Acknowledgement due Muse Gabrielle Thomas, for inspiratation, encouragement, and song title suggestions.

The entire Classmates series was acquired in July 2009 by Classmates Media Corporation (Classmates.com) for its corporate headquarters offices in Seattle WA.

Signed prints are available.

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