Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood - oil on canvas - 30cm x 40cm

I often find more fascination with the supporting actors in the movies than with the stars. I guess it has something to do with the fact that, when casting a movie, you need to contrast the supporting characters with the hero and since supporting actors get less screen time they often seem to put more effort into their roles.
Anyway the Bruce McNabb character in King Solomon's Mines has a degree of nastiness that was quite appealing to me. The lighting, with the reflected light of the desert dunes, and the costuming just screamed "Paint me".... so I did.

1 comment: said...

Bold and impressive, even more interesting because I saw the original and loved it. Bill Truslove