Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The King

This  oil painting started its life looking very different.

This was a life painting I did when I was at art school. The subject was only wearing red briefs and the background was a part-painted theatre set consisting of faux- wallpaper in a rather bright magenta.

When I looked at the painting again, many years later, I was struck by the nobility of the model and, initially, thought of redressing him as some sort of tribal chief.

Then, as I was going through my postcard collection, I came across the Ramsay portrait of George III...

Until next time


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