Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Somalia Market

I wanted to show the process of this piece which was the first 'real' painting that I ever did. Prior to 1997 I was always artistic but had never ventured into trying to do a painting in oils. I went to a couple of classes with an excellent teacher and this was my first project, to produce a replica of a photo. We had to choose a picture that was very busy, had I known why, I wouldn't have chosen something quite so difficult. You can see in the top right corner a piece of paper with a hole in the middle, well the whole painting had to be painted in that hole, moving anywhere around the canvas, until eventually the painting is finished. It was quite a challenge I must say!

Oil on canvas 1metre wide x 750. Not for sale.

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