Monday, 22 November 2010

The museum guard


I painted this oil from a reference photograph I took at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The photo was blurred (without flash and tripod, it is tricky to get the focus right), but I still wanted to use it.




The museum guard – Oil on canvas panel (6” x 8”) by Benoit Philippe


Below is the initial drawing and the blocking-in stage for this painting.









I have done other paintings of visitors in art galleries before (see Cardiff Art gallery – Pastel) and I intend to carry on with a series of paintings on the same theme.

1 comment:

freebird said...

That's an interesting subject. I like your painting.