Friday, 26 February 2016

'Napoleon's Surrender' Magazine Collage Commission

A2 Magazine collage commission based on Napoleon's Surrender. As with all my work it is created entirely from ripped and cut upcycled magazines. No paint was used.

'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.

Loved the light and dark in this piece especially the shadows in the sails

Details from Napoleon's surrender
The piece was framed in a reclaimed wood frame by Alan at Roaring tree.

Napoleon's Surrender Framed
This piece is available as a card or print through my shop on EcoCreate

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