|'Napoleon's Surrender' Magazine Collage Commission|
A very different piece for me but one I enjoyed working on. Having had a request for a collage of some three deck war ship’s I directed the client to the flickr gallery of the National library who had recently released many copyright free images of ships. A line drawing of Napoleon’s surrender was selected.
The colours used were inspired by the painting of Geoff Hunt who’s work has been used for the Patrick O’Brien Master & Commander series of novels.
I loved seeing this piece come to life, I was really pleased with the original rough sketch where we decided what to keep and focus on.
|Rough Sketch For Napoleon's Surrender|
The sea took on a life of it's own, loved capturing the movement and experimenting with technique.
|Sea & Sky completed, spray was added at the end.|
|Details from Napoleon's surrender|
|Napoleon's Surrender Framed|