Sunday, 5 May 2013

George

During the Easter holidays my son George sat for me for a portrait reading his maths book. This is a section of the painting which is in the sitting room in our house. I did all of it from life and I am just working on the chair and the surroundings.
The idea of this composition came from a portrait of the artist Laura knight by her husband, Harold Knight,  a portrait artist. That painting was created in the early 30s and reflects the style of dress and environment of the time. I wanted to do a portrait  that shows the contemporary look.
Oil on canvas