Monday, 16 June 2008

Oil Painting of Patrick Moore and the Moon

Patrick Moore's face is full of character and determination and is perfect for a portrait. I painted his monocle and eyes in gloss so that they would catch the light. One eye is slightly magnified and is larger than the other.

I know that he loves the Moon and people say you resemble whatever you love, so I used the same colours on the Moon as I used on his face and hair. I then rounded off is shoulders to resemble the shape of the Moon.

The Orion Nebula in charcoal.

1 comment:

Amada said...

The moon itself seems to have faces in it. Nice