Marshall Bouldin III – Focus on a Portrait

Video interview about his first commissioned portrait for $100

Portrait Artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Portrait Artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi

VIDEO and PHOTOGRAPHS

How does a portrait artist get started?

Watch the interview with the artist Marshall Bouldin III beneath his first commissioned portrait.

 

(See accompanying article about MARSHALL BOULDIN SR.)

 

Video Music Credits

Opening music: Magnificat: Esurientes, Patricia Forbes, The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter from The Very Best of John Rutter

Ending music: Requiem: VII. Lux aeterna, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Cleobury, King’s College Choir, Cambridge & Thomas Harries from Rutter: Requiem

Poor William with the artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Poor William with the artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Cover of book "A Painter's Odyssey: The Art of Marshall Bouldin, III"

Cover of book “A Painter’s Odyssey: The Art of Marshall Bouldin, III”

Artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Artist Marshall Bouldin III in his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Artist Marshall Bouldin III outside his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi with his beloved Tinkerbell.

Artist Marshall Bouldin III outside his studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi with his beloved Tinkerbell.

Artist Marshall Bouldin III next to a pastel portrait he painted of cousin Corinne Vance

Artist Marshall Bouldin III next to a pastel portrait he painted of cousin Corinne Vance

Artist Marshall Bouldin III surrounded by his early works in his bedroom.

Artist Marshall Bouldin III surrounded by his early works in his bedroom.

An early landscape painting by Marshall Bouldin III leaning against the wall in his bedroom.

An early landscape painting by Marshall Bouldin III leaning against the wall in his bedroom.

An early still life and a painting of his beloved wife Mel by Marshall Bouldin III leaning against the wall in his bedroom.

An early still life and a painting of his beloved wife Mel by Marshall Bouldin III leaning against the wall in his bedroom.

A beautiful landscape by Marshall Bouldin III hanging over his mantel in his home in Clarksdale.

A beautiful landscape by Marshall Bouldin III hanging over his mantel in his home in Clarksdale.

A painting of a showboat on the Mississippi River by Marshall Bouldin III hanging in his home in Clarksdale.

A painting of a showboat on the Mississippi River by Marshall Bouldin III hanging in his home in Clarksdale.

Artist Marshall Bouldin standing beside an early study/copy of a painting by his gifted artist son Jason Bouldin.

Artist Marshall Bouldin standing beside an early study/copy of a painting by his gifted artist son Jason Bouldin.

An early pencil sketch by artist Marshall Bouldin III of his father Marshall J. Bouldin, Jr., who was confused by his son's talent. Young Marshall retrieved the sketch out of the garbage can and held on to it unbeknownst to his father.

An early pencil sketch by artist Marshall Bouldin III of his father Marshall J. Bouldin, Jr., who was confused by his son’s talent. Young Marshall retrieved the sketch out of the garbage can and held on to it unbeknownst to his father.

Marshall Jones Bouldin III: September 6, 1923-November 12, 2012

Marshall Jones Bouldin III: September 6, 1923-November 12, 2012


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