Wednesday, April 11, 2018

350. A Drawing of Ricketts and Shannon

The two paintings of Shannon in the National Portrait Gallery - Shannon's self-portrait and his portrait of Ricketts - seem to inspire contemporary artists. I found a recent double portrait on a site called 'Deviant Art'. I couldn't contact the visual artist who posted this drawing, so I hope she doesn't mind my reproducing it here.

Pumpkin-Pasty (Rosie), portrait of Shannon and Ricketts (2017?)
The comments are about his style: 'Beautiful, delicate way of painting - transparent soft of colour. Gentle painting'.  The drawing - by an art student? - is published on the site by 'Pumpkin-Pasty', or 'Rosie', who is, according to her tags, interested in traditional painting, drawings, portraits & figures.