This is the first of a new series of works I'll be producing on painters and their paintings.
Now, because this is based on photos I have taken of these artists- I am leaving it open to you to guess who the artist is.
After someone gets it right then I'll post their name in brackets as part of the title. Only then will I complete the reason why I chose the artist and why I like their paintings and put in a link to their site. If it gets hard I will give clues but not for now.
This was done with a variety of media consisting of graphite, oil base pencil, watercolour, gouache, Biro, pen all on Arches watercolour paper.
He is one of my best portrait painters, I love his work because of the vitality, sketch like feeling and looseness of his brushstrokes. He always paints from life and would often finish a painting in 2 sittings. He is the Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.