Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Good Times, Sugar Shack Artist Ernie Barnes Passes On!

Visual Artist Ernie Barnes has passed on after a short illness. Anyone who watches Good Times or owns a copy of Marvin Gaye's I Want You! has seen Barnes work. I won't waste time with obituaries cause when you leave such a body of work what else needs to be said. Dig?

LA/San Diego Chargers Fullback and Dynamic Visual Artist Ernie Barnes
The Maestro!

Springboard!


The Dunk!




The Advocate!



Sleep Well, We will Miss you! Jaycee

6 comments:

Miss.Stefanie said...

These are beautiful

Rita said...

Those pictures are beautiful...I really like the sringboard and the advocate...

CareyCarey said...

Thanks man, I saved all the pictures!

I actually have "Night Life At The Studio" hanging in my front room. RiPPa said your spot was one to keep an eye on and I am glad he pulled my coat on you.

I must admit that I didn't know much about the artist or the man. I didn't even know his name was on my picture until I read your post!

I think you may have inspired a post.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Stef!
Hi Rita and Carey! Welcome! I love Ernie's elongated limbs and the movement, You can see the movement!
Jaycee

Cherise said...

I've never heard of him however his art is amazing. Thanks to you I will be checking out more of his work.

Also, thanks for checking out my page.

Ms Barbara said...

I never knew Ernie Barnes personally but i have been a fan of the TV sitcom Good Times. I have always admired Ernie Barnes artwork throughout the shows 6 year run. His paintings were so expressive & had so much meaning, we surely have lost a uniquely talented artist & human being in Ernie Barnes.