My Pal Patrick

Another of my friends just got married, (was in a band with this guy also) so of course I had to paint him a cheeky portrait too. Really tried to push the sunshine effect and messing about with impastos in the lights. A lot of very purple shadows in this, genuinely surprised at how purple those bits are in isolation. Ended up smashing a bit of an abstract background in there because flat blue sky just wasn’t quite right. Haven’t managed much art in some time so really enjoyed painting this.

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This is awesome Martin! Painting such expressions can be crazy challenging but as I said, you did an amazing job. Bravo—I’m sure your friend will be thrilled!!!

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