Artist and Patrons

Once again I am presenting a drawing and the painting it inspired. In this case, the drawing was used as the poster illustration for a show of drawings I had in 1988. Here, the onlookers include the goateed art expert, a young female enthusiast, a wealthy little patron in the foreground, and lastly, the artist standing back from the group also eyeing the canvas.

Artist and Patrons by Barry Trower (1987).
Artist and Patrons by Barry Trower (1987).

Here is a painted version of the same scene done almost a decade later. I have basically stuck to the script with the layout but felt free to play with the colours. I like the way the bright colours sing against the sketchy blandness of the background. I have used the effects of reflected colour to a somewhat exaggerated effect, but I think that this adds to the painting.

Artist and Patrons by Barry Trower (1996).
Artist and Patrons by Barry Trower (1996).

Thanks to all you art enthusiasts out there for visiting my virtual studio and wishing all the Canadians reading this a very happy Thanksgiving.

Barry

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