HEY THERE MICHAEL, 2018
Gouache on plywood board
Original one-off artwork, signed and with Certificate of Authenticity.
Framed in a black flat wooden frame (textured, with visible woodgrain) with with fixings, ready to hang on the wall.
Framed painting measurements: 70x84 cm
HEY THERE MICHAEL
Portrait of the handsome Spider with the Platinum hair, guitar supremo Mick Ronson celebrating his human qualities. He is quoted to have said 'It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice'- a wonderful thing to say! The painting is a very simple, strpped down portrait using just black gouache on a recleimed plywood board with delicate brushstrokes recreating an very lifelike impression of Mick.
Gouache is a beautiful, pigment rich and lightfast yet delicate medium - it can be reactivated any time, so please do not expose the surface to water as the paint will dissolve, even though it has been fixed. The painting is sold without glass, so take great care in not making the surface come into contact with objects that might scratch it. You can dust it down, if you ever need to, with a big soft brush or feathers. Also, avoid hanging this picture in an environment that is either humid or where the temperature changes rapidly (e.g. directly above a radiator) to avoid the wood warping etc. Expect the natural untreted wood to change colour slightly with the years, expecially when hanging in direct sunlight, and while the painting itself won't change at all, the wood itself will acquire a beautiful rich patina over time.