Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Majestic (What's It Gonna Take?)

"What's It Gonna Take?" is the name of a fun contest recently launched by 72andSunny,  NY City location.

Q. The public at-large was asked, "What's it gonna take" to get you to switch over to the new LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone?
A. Contest winner Eric said that he'd switch over for a giant painting including his 2 dogs.

And that's where I enter into "the picture", having the great pleasure to paint Eric's request and to work with Brigitte & the wonderful team at 72andSunny who's vision for the painting included: playfulness, majesty, dramatic figures dressed in classical (Renaissance-inspired) formal attire, a dramatized landscape, and incorporating the LG phone itself.

I took photos of the 36x48" painting along the way. Here goes (backwards)...
(Also, here's a link to more photos & info:

finished oil painting (Imus, Eric & Jonas) 36x48"
* click on photos to enlarge *


a bit more polish with the start of more detail

still rough, but the background is pretty much done

the first lay-in of color over the pencil lines

penciling in the outline drawing from the composition

after putting all the elements together; this finished composition is ok'ed
these are the main reference photos that we decided to use