Mama Cass portrait (2018)
From my 'Psych Icons' collection.
Original A3 in size - Inks, pencils, coloured card and red acetate.
High-quality A3 giclee prints available on FS Platinum Etching paper.
Limited edition run of 30. All prints signed and numbered.
Original portrait also available. Email dunstancarter(at)gmail.com for details.
There was a joy and optimism to the soul and voice of Mama Cass and I wanted to create a portrait of her that embodied that. A happy playfulness beaming through her big grin and banana patterned shirt. I tried a new experiment with this particular portrait too. For the coloured sunglasses I used a sheet of red acetate. As soon as I'd layered it over Cass's eyes I knew it was exactly the effect I was looking for. The black background adds a darkness to the piece that I wanted the colour and joy to be shining out from - something filled with hope and happiness. A3 prints of the portrait are also available in a white 20 x 16" mount and/or framed in a 20 x 16" black frame.