Winston Churchill Painting

Winston Churchill Painting

Winston Churchill Painting Details

This Winston Churchill Painting features a vibrant palette and fearless brushwork. It's created with mixed media on archival paper and measures 24" x 22". I've painted Churchill several times and this may be my favorite. The palette is unusual but perfectly balanced by the addition of the dark blue ink.

The artwork is heavy body acrylics, inks and crayon on 140 lb archival paper. I use paper often in the studio since painting on canvas is expensive and intimidating. I also like how I can use a sturdy gator board backing which allows me the freedom to press into the surface. You see I have a heavy hand and use lots of pressure. Canvases have been punctured many times  which is another reason that I don't prefer it (canvas).

Hope you enjoyed the portrait and thanks for having a look.