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Portrait of Prince

prince oil paint

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.

prince under 2

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.

Prince nearly done

Prince finished