Ham Radio op-paints Prince William
Ham Radio op-paints Prince William. Prince William is shown during his Royal Navy training, the painting is twenty-four inches by thirty-six inches in size and hand-painted on Belgium linen canvas which I prepare with gesso before applying the outline in pencil. He's a very young prince in my portrait completed a number of years ago and forms part of my Royal collection.
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Artists like themes and usually produce a number of works of art to form a theme, my Royal theme contains other members of the Royal family including Williams's mother Princess Diana. The hat was the most difficult to do, but I have an enormous amount of patience a skill that I probably picked up from my Mother who would say if you decide to do something, do it to your best ability.
Influences come from all corners of your mind's eye, I was introduced to men in uniform early on in my life and I thought about what a uniform signifies before putting paint to canvas. Uniforms make people stand out especially armed service dress, by nature they command respect and this is what I see in Prince Williams's portrait. I remember to wring to Prince William and he wished me well in my artistic career, his father Prince Charles is known to enjoy painting in watercolor.
I have painted for many years however it is only now when I can dedicate my time to honing my craft and planning new work. I thoroughly enjoy art, it is very relaxing and it gives me a great buzz when I finish a portrait, please feel free to make a comment about how my art or art, in general, affects you.
This picture is actually a photograph of the print I produced from my original oil portrait, the portrait was printed on exceptionally good paper using light-fast inks and printed by a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild. It was produced as a limited edition print, but I usually produce open editions that way more people can enjoy owning a print and it keeps costs down.
My interest in art happened many years ago when I would receive a Disney coloring book at Christmas, they were very happy days, trying to alter the drawings in the book and experimenting with color they ll form the building blocks of what I do now which is to create bespoke artwork, amazing really when I think back all those years ago and I still enjoy art.
We all have a story life is an ongoing chronological list of life and of course time. I attempt to tell my story so it helps people understand what art is all about. My art is the attempt to create as near photographic quality as I can, there are many types of art though and I just concentrate on one type, realism.
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