John Lennon Portrait
By Gerard Fay
Artwork Title: 'Acoustic'
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The original artwork was a black & white photo reproduction of what appeared to be a pencil drawing. The artist is unknown. The image was not high quality and a lot of detail was lost. However, I was asked by a friend if I could recreate the image in color, and this was the result.
I decided to use acrylic medium on a boxed canvas. To apply the background paint I used a palette knife and washes of color. For the textures, materials, figure work, and detail I used various brushes.