I tried so hard but it looked like soup. I got to the point when I had nothing to lose, and let the brush take over and do the painting instead of me.
The painting is far from perfect and missed my expectations by miles, nevertheless, the mixture of pen & ink on canvas with paint seems to be an avenue worth pursuing.
Quite a big painting then, by my standards. It doesn't do justice to Josh Friedman's photograph, for which I apologise.
| Veteran Steam Engine John Simlett |
(from a photograph
by Josh Friedman)
Pen & Ink and Acrylic
On Stretched Cotton Canvas
31.5 x 23.5 inches (80 x 60 cms)
|Reference Photograph Courtesy of|
JoshFriedmanPhoto New York
(6 x 4 inches)