This is one of the commissions I did in Summer through Enid Lawson Gallery. A tricky one indeed. But it ended up being exactly what the client wanted. The client wanted two similar pictures of The Westbourne with him and in his mate. One of the paintings would be his and the other sent to his mate in Australia, they both used to have a drink there and he thought it would be a good 40th Birthday present for his friend.
I have never painted two similar pictures and the only way I could do this was to paint each one side by side it was a crazy experience and since I'm not a machine you can see the many differences. Anyway, it pleased the client and that's always a good thing.
"You've got to be able to copy things faithfully before you can deviate"- (Damien Hirst)