I have completed a new portrait of Prince for this years Stars on Canvas.
I chose Prince because I am a fan of his music and not only was he a talented songwriter, he was a trendsetter in his fashion, stage performance and personality.
He was yet another very talented artist we lost at too young of an age.
I am very influenced by music and I like to use my art as a way to pay homage to artists and actors whose work I find inspiring.
I always have music playing in the background as I paint or draw.
This small scale portrait was done with oils on canvas during about 5 or 6 sessions of building up the layers of flesh and skin tone.
I used a photograph image I found online where he has a bit of a shy smile.