Thursday, January 24, 2013

A slightly alternative wedding portrait

Something dragged out from the vault of last years eclectic mix of artwork. This is an oil on canvas commission for a wedding present to the couple pictured. I decided to put a bit of a fantasy twist on it to make something more unique. It proved to be quite a tricky task working from a number of pre-existing photographs, and as such choosing lighting and the ability to work from life was off the table. Having said that it's always good to challenge oneself and I learned a lot from the process.

This was done early last year, prior to attending the Florence Art Academy Summer School in figure painting (See earlier posts from September for the results). I was truly inspired and learned so much from that trip I've been itching to do some more figurative work from life. Time to remedy that very soon.....