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PV Teen Paints Portraits With Incredible Speed

Ross Bucher, a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, has never taken an art class.

Time-lapse video of Ross Bucher painting a portrait of John Lennon. Credit Nicole Mooradian.
Time-lapse video of Ross Bucher painting a portrait of John Lennon. Credit Nicole Mooradian.


Using his hands instead of a paintbrush, a Palos Verdes Peninsula High School senior painted a portrait of John Lennon in front of a small crowd of people at Harmony Works in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village on Friday night.

The kicker? Ross Bucher, 17, did it in less than 4 1/2 minutes.

Bucher became interested in "speed painting" after watching artist Denny Dent on television. With the goal of trying such a project in mind, he first started drawing pictures in June. He started painting in August. Within the last two months, he started speed painting.

Harmony Works is hosting the first-ever exhibition of Bucher's portraits.

Watch the video above to see Bucher's portrait of John Lennon emerge.

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