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the composer (work in progress 2010) by Stephen Mclaren

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Oil on canvas 2010 – 2011
I was trawling through my computer photos when I found this image of my painting ‘the composer’.
I thought it would be worth sharing because the final painting took on a more dramatic style.
Just after this photo was taken in the Autumn of 2010, I threw and splattered paint all over the canvas. The original sketch had paint thrown on it and I knew that the big painting needed something of the same. The image looked too ‘clean’ and the background had no texture or interest to it.

You can compare the finished piece at this link below:

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  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverover 2 years ago

    Total perfection Stephen. You are one of my favourite artists on RB. : – )

  • retepk
    retepkover 2 years ago

    Superb work Stephen.

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 2 years ago

    spectacular work once again my friend! amazing!

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    July 2012

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiover 2 years ago

    Already an outstanding piece!

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous as always!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Absolutely fascinating, Stephen!

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    I prefer this one as IO see it here.. a photo.. but I think I wold prefer the original in reality…..Potos are so dramatic with a balck background, but paintings are more interesting with texture and flow of paint that is my opinion! BTW This would be a fantastic sculpture!!

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    Please excuse my typos…..

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago
    Wonderful art!!!
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