Professor Iain Stewart Painting.

Professor Iain Stewart of Plymouth University lectures at UNSW, Sydney, July 2014 – Acrylic paints on canvas. It’s an unusual angle for a portrait but it’s an audience member’s view of him. I took a quite a lot of photos during the evening, mostly without a flash, so many turned out very yellow/orange due to the plywood backdrop, as you will see from the photos at the bottom of this page. The painting is an amalgam of two photos taken during question-time after Professor Stewart’s Scientia Award lecture. I wanted to try to paint his hand as well – for the challenge. I enjoy painting shiny things, so I was able to incorporate his wedding ring and his sleeve buttons in this painting too. I have made his hand a fraction too small as I didn’t want it overwhelm his face in this composition.

Photos of the painting from pencil sketch to finished picture.

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Guy of Gisborne, purple.

One of my favourite scenes from the BBC’s Robin Hood series, 2006. It turned into one of my favourite G of G paintings too. I think he was asking Maid Marian about a scarf he’d given to her.

Acrylic paints and watercolour pencils on 18 x 13cm paper, 2008. The last pic shows how I’ve played around with its hue & saturation and contrast in a computer programme. (Not PS though.)