“Return of the Diva”
Portrait of British singer Rita Ora
Acrylic & newsprint on canvas
100 x 150 cm

I saw the original photograph of Rita (which was published for the cover of British Elle magazine) and knew that it would make an amazing painting, showing off her cool pinup girl tattoo on her back which was made by artist Bang Bang.

I started off by applying the selected newsprint. Drawing Rita Ora out in pencil, then out comes the acrylic!!

A photo of the painting before I painted the background dark. Which helped make her portrait jump out.