Martyn smoking, Barrio de La Latina, Madrid
Oil on canvas 42.0 x 59.4cm
When in Madrid in April 2017, I met a photographer, Mario Tarantino, who took some shots of Martyn and me drinking and smoking in Barrio de La Latino. This is a painting based on one of the photos taken.
The hand was unusually large due to the focus of Mario’s camera. Originally, I began painting in black and white, but incrementally added the green as it gave the painting more depth and (I think) accentuated the mood of the photo.