"The Dean" - Ocean's 11 by Rik Ward

This is from my Rat Pack period – a short-lived era, not likely to register in the annals of art history… I always have random splodges and smears of paint on all sorts of supports around me, and each is just waiting for me to stick something figurative over the top to create something a bit more exciting than a simple copy of a photo. Sometimes I zone in on one part of these supports, using a small window cut in a piece of paper. Then I might enlarge that section on a colour printer, and just general muse over the results until some idea clicks into place.

Hi folks! Trying to keep myself away from the PC so I can do more art! Grateful to everyone for your comments. Hope to upload some step-by-steps of some of my work.

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  • Tube
    Tubeover 4 years ago

    cool and colourful…

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 4 years ago

    Fantastic, wonderful portrait, color and texture!

  • Sheryl Unwin
    Sheryl Unwinover 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC Portrait of Dean. beautiful work

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    WOW!! I LOVE this!!!! I have always loved “Deno” you have created a lovely piece of art here! I especially like how you have blended the sketch with the background! Excellent ~ Elaine :)))

  • Thanks Elaine!

    – Rik Ward

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 4 years ago

    great work!

  • kenmeyerjr
    kenmeyerjrover 4 years ago

    Man, this one really sings, pun intended! The integration of the background and the control (and great likeness) of the foreground is really skilled!

  • Thank you Ken, and to everyone who has commented so far. Much appreciated.

    – Rik Ward

  • MikiFonv
    MikiFonvover 4 years ago

    Just WOW!

  • Thank you Miki! For all your comments. Best wishes, Rik

    – Rik Ward

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