This portrait is an oil on canvas, 48" x 48". It was motivated by my seeing an interview with Sly on TV, in which he lamented the fact that people only related him to his screen action personna, and he mentioned things about himself that most fans are unaware of, so.....I decided to create an image of him surrounded by those things that are important to his life, specifically: he's a writer and there are actual pages from the first Rocky script as a collage; books emphasizing that he is an avid reader of important literature; the easel, an artist; and of course, his action persona images. I am incidentally a custom oil portraitist who likes to change gears occasionally.
Thanks for sharing your talent! - Craig
Labels: 2008, Fan Art