This painting was the most difficult and time consuming, and arguably the best painting I have ever painted. I decided to paint Johnny Cash after watching the movie ‘Walk the Line’. I almost gave up a number of times painting this one.
His facial features are great to paint and his expression is simple but evokes quite a lot of emotion. His skin required a lot of very detailed work which was done with an ultra fine paintbrush. This painting was nominated as best Irish painting in the 2007 Irish Art Awards. The original is sold. Prints are available.