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This is a painting of my old Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar peghead. I used this guitar professionally for many years so I thought it deserved to be captured with paint. It is painted with Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper.

3rd Place Finisher in It’s Only Rock And Roll challenge.
6th Place Finisher in The World of Gibson challenge.
Featured in Guitar Art group in February 2010.
Featured in If it Doesn’t Belong group in Novermber 2009.
Featured in Music of the Spirit group in November 2009.
Featured in Art up Close group in September 2009.

I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! This work has been featured in the Art Up Close group.

  • Thank you very much Lynda. I am honored to be featured in the group’s first week of features.

    – Ken Powers

  • Hopebaby
    Hopebabyabout 5 years ago

    Very well done Ken, I love playing guitar sometimes too and Les paul is the one of the legend,very nice watercolour work.

  • Thank you very much! I actually had a chance to have this piece signed by Les Paul but missed my opportunity.

    – Ken Powers

  • mando13
    mando13about 5 years ago

    HEART MIRROR

  • Thanks Mando13! Les Paul was an inspiration.

    – Ken Powers

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! your wonderful image has been Featured in the Music of the Spirit Group

  • Thank you very much Frogster! I appreciate it greatly.

    – Ken Powers

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeabout 5 years ago

    congrats on your feature, and a great capture

  • Thanks! This was a difficult one for me to paint since the peghead is black and I made the shadows black as well. It worked out in the end though!

    – Ken Powers

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 5 years ago

    Really beautiful work- congratulations on your deserved features with this!

  • I appreciate your kind words! This is my favorite piece out of my guitar series.

    – Ken Powers

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful art Ken!!! I grew up listening to Les Paul music….. This image is a great way to save your memories!!!! And congratulations on your features for this piece…. great work!!!!

  • Thanks Brenda! Les Paul’s loss in August of this year marked the end of an amazing era of music. I used to work for the Gibson guitar company and Les Paul was an icon to all who worked there.

    – Ken Powers

  • Naomi  O'Connor
    Naomi O'Connorabout 5 years ago

    Great work! Congratulations on the feature.
    Naomi x

  • Thanks Naomi! I appreciate the kudos.

    – Ken Powers

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 5 years ago

    Great composition Ken, well done and congratulations on being featured.
    David

  • Thanks for stopping by David! I appreciate your kind sentiments.

    – Ken Powers

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 5 years ago

    Here is the banner for your past feature

  • Thanks Frogster!

    – Ken Powers

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