Slick (Portrait of Slick Woods) (2021)
Mixed Media on Canvas 1820mm x 1220mm
To paint these large images, I generally make a few small sketches with notes about colour choice and take a series of photographs. (It’s not practical to paint at this large scale from life).
I’ve never really considered them ‘portraits’ in the classic sense, as always, they tend to represent messages or thoughts on a particular subject. The actual ‘look’ often changes as I add embellishments during the making of the piece.
I painted Fenty model Slick Woods because I think she’s cool and inspirational.