This was a tricky one. Commissioned as a surprise birthday present for Alan.

I was given a couple of pictures of Alan and was asked to paint his portrait with a violin.

I superimposed his head onto an image of a violinist I found on the net (thanks to Google images!) and clothed him in his own suit which I knew to be blue(ish). It was important to find a body with the right shoulder angle and correct body position for the head to look as if it belonged. It took a few attempts to get close to the rightness of it.

This is a very poor photo of the portrait. I forgot to get a good shot before handing the painting over.

~ by David Reid on February 11, 2017.

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