Saturday, 1 September 2012

The giant painting of Chris Martin: Part 1

Last Summer I started this enormous painting of Chris Martin. It is very much inspired by the work of Chuck Close. It was set aside for a few months after I went back to uni in March and today was the first time I've gone back to it since then. I thought I would post the series of work in progress photos just to get an idea of how the work is evolving. I finished the first layer today. He does look a little bit creepy but here's hoping that the creepiness is lost once more layers are added. This is far from my usual process of painting. I'm not used to having to be this systematic with my paintings. There is still an element of spontaneity in it with the colours though, which I love.

'Chris' is painted using acrylics on canvas.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, just wanted to say I really like the art. Also have an odd request. My gf came across your deviant art page and saw the Dr. Who bracelet with all the doctors on it (she messaged you on your deviantart page) and she is a huge Doctor Who fan so I was wondering if you would be interested in making another one or if not the same one, one with the 10th doctor on it or something like that? We would be willing to pay you whatever you think is fair for it. Thanks for your time!