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.