Oil on Canvas (unstretched) – 81 cm x 100 cm (31.5 x 39.4″)
This is a expressive portrait in black and white of a painter friend of mine in Belgium. The background features a castle against a blue, blue sky. Quite thick impasto, again. The medium used with the oils gives a glossy surface to the painting. My friend was pleased with it! He could be your friend as well… (hint, hint 😉 )
Actually, there is a bit of a story behind this one: the castle you see in the background is part of a copy of a Monet painting I did earlier. But a copy being just that, I painted my painter friend over it and left just that bit of background. My friend should be well pleased to feature in a Monet landscape. Wouldn’t you be!?