GATSBY - standard b&w acyrlic on 18" x 14" box canvas, Leonardo Di Caprio in iconic scene from "The Great Gatsby" (JAN 2014)

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(05/01/14) Basic sketch taking 10 mins, 18″ x 14″ canvas…
Gatsby 10min sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(06/01/14) 30 mins of throwing down the base colours…
Gatsby 40mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(06/01/14) Another 30 mins today, shaping and shading…
Gatsby 1hr10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(07/01/14) An hour done this morning. Gettin a slight likeness…

Gatsby 2hrs10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14/01/14) After a break from this piece while I concentrated on “Jokerman”, back to it with an hour and 20 mins this morning…
Gatsby 3hrs30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19/01/14) 45 mins done before work yesterday and 2 hours today…
Gatsby 6hrs45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(21/01/14) 1hr15 done before work, so 9hrs done so far in total…
Gatsby 9hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23/01/14) 3 hours 30 done today on my day off. Getting there now…
Gatsby 14hrs15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(26/01/14) Came back to it tonight and got it finished. Approximately 21 hours overall. Although I think this is my best work yet (in terms of complexity with its contrasting foreground and background levels of focus), I now realise the painting is too dark overall. I need to be braver in throwing down brighter whites, and maybe not begin with such dark base colours…
Gatsby

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