One of the paintings I've most enjoyed working on ever and a personal favourite. This image resonates so much with me. Everything about the reference for this was perfect and it was a privilege to paint. It is pretty much true to the original snapshot taken in the states around the 70s.
This piece is a rendering of an original analogue photo, made digital to share on social media and then rendered as a portrait in oils. I've incorporated some elements of the digital in the painting and turned Chris into a social media/text 'sticker'. This was the first image I used the white border on. The background was painted true to the photo ref and then glazed over in white to enhance the sticker motif.
Framed in a custom black silk float frame. 60x42cm out of frame.