So, first things first, as you can see I've finally finished the 'Demi Paradise' series. This is the painting that I confidently announced I was starting two years ago in April 2011. If you compare the screen grab from the film with the finished product you will notice one obvious departure from the norm in that I have chosen to crop the image and change the aspect ratio somewhat. I don't normally indulge in such manipulation but in this case the croppage (neologism there maybe?) has been done for sound compositional reasons (and is absolutely not because I ordered the wrong size canvas).
And so onto the matter of History Painting which is (probably) going to be the overall title for the show at the Watermark that I told you about last time (I was toying with the idea of Period Pictures but a quick Google confirmed that that would not necessarily be a good idea!). I've decided to concentrate of subjects from movies featuring historical characters, probably mostly portraits and with colour pieces included, I may even throw in the odd Hollywood or European film or two, just to show I'm not as parochial in my taste as I sometimes appear to be. Of course, I say that now but what's the first piece I decide to work on, Charles Laughton as Rembrandt, enjoy!
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.