The Gallery is an intepretation of a still I took of a film scene as inspiration. This is a collaboration with Soraya French and is marked and signed accordingly. I have wanted to create a series of gallery portraits, and figuritive scenes of people in galleries, for a long time so I decided to rope in my mother, Soraya French, for a bit of fun, to create some of the minis you can see on the walls. The collaboration with Soraya French features her well known african women and still life flowers. The gallery is the first in this series. Two of the minis are painted by me, in mixed media, including alcohol ink collage and gold mica. There are touches of gold mica in The Gallery and various types of texture pastes.
I am often inspired by colour palettes and compositions from films and draw my own interpretation of scenes that I find aesthetically pleasing. Although we might share some similarities, this isn’t a self portrait! You may recognise the actress Anna Kendrick posing in this scene. She is a tricky one to paint and I hope I have done her justice. I used Golden Open and SoFlat Matte acrylic paint and finished it with Golden Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS to protect the colours.
TITLE: The Gallery
SIZE: 53x73cm (Framed) 39x49cm (Aperture)
SERIES: You Are Invited to the Gallery
SPECIAL MARKINGS: featuring Soraya French (signed)
MEDIUM: Acrylics (Mixed Media) Original Painting
SHIPPING: Royal Mail Medium Parcel Tracked 48 with Signature. Shipping is included free of charge, or paintings can be collected locally.