Clanadonia - Oil Painting of Tu Bardh from Clanadonia
Work in progress video of the painting of Tu Bardh from the band Clanadonia. The inspiration for the painting came from a tour of the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and enjoying the portraits from the 18th Century by great artists such as Allan Ramsay, Gavin Hamilton etc. I thought it would be fun to paint a portrait in the old style but of someone alive today. Tu Bardh came to mind. I had watched Clanadonia play on the streets of Glasgow. By chance they were going to play at the Dunoon Cowal Games and I was going to be in Dunoon at the same time, so I asked if I could take photos for a painting. Took the photos back home to Mississippi to complete the painting. Thanks to Kimon Brown I was able to acquire the frame I had in mind after seeing John Singer Sargent's painting of Lady Macbeth.