It's been a while since I've posted anything. I try not to go too long without writing about something, but sometimes my workload can get the best of me.
Back to the topic at hand, I've recently completed a new painting based on the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange. The poster is title The Milk Bar and as with the other posters, it is available online at OnePoster and Grindstore. Below I'd like to share the process of the painting from sketch to final.
Here we have the sketch laying out the composition. The scene depicted should be recognizable to those who have seen the film. I really didn't alter it very much, except for the inclusion of the statues on the left and right. The two droogs on either end seemed to be leering at them, which I thought would be effective in alluding to the sexual themes of the film.
With paint on the canvas I found there was a nice balance between complimentary colors purple and yellow. The mood of the painting felt established.
With most of my paintings I find it's most effective to work from the background to the foreground. The most challenging aspect of this painting was trying to replicate to
he color of the mirror image statues on the left and right. A lot of back and forth painting went on. The finished painting was done with acrylic on canvas, measuring 16 x 36 inches. The original is available for purchase for those interested, just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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