One photograph from their Mad Day Out, Sunday 28th July 1968, in London has served me so well. A series of beautiful shots were taken at Thomson House (demolished in 1989) by various photographers. The studio up in the penthouse was built for Lord Snowdon, but on this occasion some of the world's best (Don McCullin, Tom Murray, Mal Evans and Stephen Goldblatt to name a few) shot the lads in front of various backdrops, using a fan to create the illusion of a gale blowing.
I have rearranged the composition several times, and on this occasion added loosely painted autumn leaves to add to the illusion. I love those days when the rich colour of the leaves spark against the brilliant blue skies we sometimes get at that time of year.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 1200 mm
Framed: 1058 x 1503 mm