A proscenium is the decorative arch which spans a theatre stage. The theatre is a theme that I have often been drawn to in my work. I first invented this image as a poster illustration for a Planet People concert poster.
I then painted a second giant version on a bed sheet in black and white as a backdrop for their shows, which sadly I have no visual record of. I do however have a third painted version done much later (this year!) which I’ll display here. For a painter, having a preliminary drawing can free the mind to concentrate on colour as much of the structural problems have already been figured out. I wanted to give the image a jolt of theatricality and drama.
I hope you like the results of my efforts.
Signing off with a flourish,