I met Antonio in 2018 in Madrid. I was exhibiting my work in Madrid for the very first time and after each show I would see Antonio sat on his bench outside the gallery. I do not speak Spanish but I got to know Antonio a little more each day as I spoke to him. He was always happy, in fact most of the time he spent either singing or laughing. Antonio seemed to live in the moment, absorbing everything that he could see and hear around him. The thing that really struck me with Antonio was the feeling that he was walking on a tightrope of emotion. He would laugh with absolute purity and then all of a sudden his eyes would sparkle with the first tear and he would cry, close his eyes and then sleep as though escaping.
I wanted to paint "Antonio" in a realism style using oil paints on canvas. I wanted to create a documentary of the consequences of poverty.
I primed the canvas in red paint and started building the layers of the oil painting initially using large brushes and gradually decreasing the size of the brushes until I used single hair brushes for the smallest of detail.
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ORIGINAL ART- "Antonio" is an original oil painting signed on the front and professionally framed in a bespoke frame. The painting is unique as there are no prints.
The best quality oil paints (Michael Harding hand crafted oil paints) and the finest canvas are used. The painting will come with a signed certificate of authenticity
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About the Artist
British artist James Earley is one of the worlds leading Hyperrealism Artists. James first came to prominence in 2013 when he was chosen to be a part of The Art Investors’ acclaimed 2013 “Seven Artists Exhibition”, this exhibition was held at London’s Strand Gallery and focused on 7 of the...