An oil painting I have done of Sir Richard Branson, to celebrate 40th anniversary of Virgin. I have always admired him, apart from being a successful businessman he seems a really down to earth…nice guy and loves his extreme sports. So I thought I would combine this into his portrait, with his next big adventure being Virgin Galactic space travel and his love of kitesurfing. Really happy with the final result, I hope he would be too.
After initially drawing out his face with pencil, I begin to paint in oils.
After the portrait, included the union jack…..he’s a patriotic chap..Carried on painting the flag onto the sides of the canvas,to give it more effect. Mr Branson being an avid kitesurfer, thought it would be a nice touch to include him surfing in space as this involves his next BIG venture Virgin Galactic space travel.