Shelby Brothers Oil on Paper
Dec 23, 2023
Close ups crops of the Shelby brothers from Peaky Blinders. I painted these lads in oils & colour pencil on paper. I think I’ve finally excepted that you can quite reasonably paint with oils on paper in a sketchbook. Sometimes it can feel like a big block of resistance - the idea that we have to stretch, prime and prepare a surface or canvas for working with oil. It’s not really the case. I made these in a budget sketchbook with just a quick wash of Gesso to prime the surface. Of course you will need to keep the sketchbook pinned open until it’s dry.