William

09/23/2011

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The finished painting of William, he is the older brother of a gentleman that commissioned me to paint it.  He was killed in WWII at the age of 19.  I had to take the image from a small sepia photograph that was of him, I did not want to reproduce the photo so I macroed in to just his face.  I also wanted him to be ethereal and I hope I have achieved that. 
It is oil on canvas and 20"x16", the colour pallette is raw umber, yellow ochre, titanium white, alzarin crimson, payne's grey.

 


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