Tuesday, 25 June 2013

King Louie

King Louie
24 x 31cm
Watercolour / Gouache

I put the final touches to my private commission 'King Louie' on Friday at the opening of the Guildhall Arts Centre in Bristol. I was one of the artists demonstrating their craft in the gallery spaces as visitors manoeuvred around us. Unfortunately the scan above was done just before I took the painting Bristol so their are a few things missing which can be seen in the original (which is not in my possession). The original has a slightly more detailed tapestry and the contrasts in the kings skirt (if that's what it's called) are heightened.

As usual with this type of piece I produced a sepia under-painting and then began glazing colours but maintaining the details underneath. As a finishing touch I added gouache on the smoke from the brazier and the odd highlight on the fur, throne, hats and silver egg.

5 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Chris,
I am always amazed with your exquisite details and workmanship.
I believe this is one of my favorites.
fondly,
Penny

Carmen said...

Truly amazing, Chris.

ENOKI said...

This is absolutely incredible! I really admire your patience :)

celia.carlile@gmail.com said...

The fabrics, the carpet, the fire and the fur are all perfect . Indeed the whole painting is breathtaking. Celia

Chris Dunn said...

Thanks everybody! This painting was a lot of fun to work on.