I was in Manchester for a couple of days with my wife when I met Akinyemi in the Night and Day Cafe. We got talking about his work (he is a live music artist who was working at a table next to us) and I asked if I could paint him.
I’m finally in the new studio(which I built over the last two years or so). It’s much better to work in, as I’ve designed it with north facing windows.
Slightly set below ground so it keeps a more steady temperature and humidity, it worked out really well!
Had I thought like a builder, I might not have made a ten sided structure… it grew organically, a bit like a painting, and I’m happy with the way it turned out. And as a bonus I managed to get a couple of commissions finished in it recently.
Really enjoyed painting this, the first time I’ve worked on something in greyscale, which was a challenge! Liked the use of large brushes to begin the work and the subsequent speed of getting to a finished piece.