Recently, I have had the pleasure to view a variety of John’s artistic works. The three examples above are in my top favourites, each for unique reasons. The first is a portrait of a dear friend, a piece of realism. However, the warmth of the colours perfectly capture her big heart.
This can only be described as a very simple painting. The original image was a colour photograph, which contained both the head and torso of the woman. My interest was in the reflection, and what effect the textural qualities of the stocking would add to the foreground, containing the rippling water, distorting the woman’s reflection.