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Indiana…Let It Go

You know, there are some people who come together and make magic, and I don’t mean the kind of magic you might be thinking of.

MAGIC.

Lightning in a bottle.

Rufus and Bobby are a good example.

Riggs and Murtaugh.

Kirk and Spock.

Sean Connery and Harrison Ford.

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By far… MILES… this is the best Indiana Jones movie. And a good part of that is owed to the magic that happened between these two actors.

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So when it was (strongly) suggested to me that I needed to paint Sean Connery, the first film that came to mind was this one.

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Of course, I love Connery as Bond. The best Bond ever, though Daniel Craig is a very close second.

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And in countless other movies he was incredible. And hot. And powerful. But you can really see his range when he plays a fumbling, slightly awkward dad, who always seems a few steps behind his son.

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Requests like these make me SQUEE because I’m working from something I already love. And any excuse to rewatch a movie I love is fine by me. Sorry…WORKING HERE! Heh.

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I particularly loved this moment because Jones Sr. is seeing his son, truly seeing him, and the look is nothing but love.

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Throughout the movie, Indy is trying to gain his father’s approval and always seems to fall short. But he’s wrong because the approval was always there.

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Indiana…Let It Go

24″ x 12″

Acrylic on stretched canvas.