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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Brighton Pub Licensee

This is the start of a new commission to paint John Woodruff, the licensee of the Swan in Falmer, near Brighton. I started drawing him a couple of weeks ago and despite being supplied with a lot of lovely photos of him outdoors and at various events, I had to pick the best pose of him and put him behind his bar. I think he looks like he belongs there despite being cobbled together! After applying three layers of Gesso primer to a board I started to paint blocks of blacks and browns before adding ochre and red to the top left corner and working across. Then my arm started aching so I put a splodge of green on my palette and worked on the bottom of the board for a while. I concentrated on the detail a bit more before painting a rough wash on John himself.

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