"Ian Curtis Portrait – Joy Division" (2017)

Original piece: SOLD Order Prints & MerchDimensions: 20" x 16"
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

My good friend who shares a mutual love for Joy Division, commissioned me to do this portrait of the late Ian Curtis.

It was a… ahem…, great joy to listen to Joy Divison and New Order while creating it.

Technique: I used 3 layers of gold acrylic for a background, once dry I applied black oil paint. Diluting the oil with odorless turpentine. The oil paint could be added and removed easily with brushes and turpentine or turpentine on a rag or paper towel.

I’m very pleased with the Andy Warhol style finished product, it looks a bit like it was silk-screened.

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