A new commission

March 26, 2017

My friend, Christian Campano, asked me to paint him for his album cover. He came over wearing a pink hat (he loves hats). I’m not sure what the colours of his other clothes were. I am pretty sure he wasn’t wearing a light green t-shirt and his sunnies were definitely not blue. Anyway, I took some photos and then spent most of the month drawing from those photos. I was really happy with a few of them but he was stuck on the fact that the ones I liked made him look african american. I told him we are all one race in the eyes of God and that I can’t control the paintbrush. It has a mind of it’s own. Take it or leave it. He ended up liking it after a few more conversations. The power of persuasion. A painting doesn’t have to be good for someone to take it, you just have to talk it up. It does help if it is free though. 🖼

People seem to like the paintings of trees. It is strange, as these are my least favourite. By people I mean one person mentioned it.

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

Christian Campano by Will McLean

Christian Campano

A painting of a drawing of a Martin Parr photograph by Will McLean

A painting of a drawing of a Martin Parr photograph

Tree by Will McLean

Tree

Tree by Will McLean

Tree

 

This is a Art Archive post.