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Artist of the moment…..HRH….His Royal Highness…Prince of Wales….Prince Charles….

Been wanting to do this post for quite some time. Today we look at the artwork of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and also some paintings and pictures made of him. First lets talk about Prince Charles and his medium of choice, watercolour. The proceeds from his considerable artworks all go to charity. He has earned more than four million dollars from the sale of his artworks over the years! Awesome!

In this clip we see the Prince on an important commissioned work for the Royal Mail. He was asked to paint some castles. We see him working with his watercolours here, its obvious he has been painting on site for many years. His compositions are excellent.

His Royal Highness sells his originals and they range between $10,000 and $30,000. Prints can be found starting around $8,000. He also has a book out that features a compilation of his artwork.

Other very prominent people working with visual arts would be the President Medvedev, who had a photograph titled the Kremlin of Tobolsk sell for $1.7 million dollars in 2010.

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And don’t forget about who would be the Tzar of Russia, Andrew Romanoff who enjoys making art from shrinky dink materials that kids from generation grew up with in the 1970s and 1980s.  For those of you deprived as kids who never played with a shrinky dinks instead playing with battery powered stuff.First you the artist would draw and make a design on the shrinky dink, then bake it in the oven, then it shrinks. Price Romanoff has compiled his works into a book as well titled “THE BOY WHO WOULD BE TSAR. ”

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Further information on shrinky dinks here: http://www.shrinkydinks.com/

Here is a great example of Romanoff’s shrinky dink style.

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Lets take a look at some paintings and drawings of the Prince by various artists.

Here we have an offering from Andy Warhol celebrating the first marriage of the Prince of Wales to Princess Diana.

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Here we have a great picture by well known caricature artist Sebastian Kruger. The crown jewels certainly didn’t impede the Prince’s growth as an artist.

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Gerald Scarfe is a well known caricature artist from the United Kingdom I have featured before. He draws very funny pictures sometimes quite cruel of his victims. A Scarfe version of Prince Charles.

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