Sebastian in the sun. Oil on wood, 41 x 41cm.
This painting looks very different in different lights.
Notice how there is a warm cast on the left and a cold cast on the right. Most of the time painting was spent going between the wrong tone and colour (too light, too cold, too dark, too warm) and moulding the features in various brushes and paint thicknesses.
Getting the contrast between the brightness of the sea and sky and the subject really pushes Seb forward in the picture frame.
The work has presence and personality, due to the painting and Sebs inquisitive look.
Studies and the different stages of the painting.
Inspirations, the surface and palette.
Some close up images.
The three portraits together.