Painting Of The Week - David Henty's recreation of Caravaggio 'Head of Goliath'

This week we have chosen a slightly darker version from David's collection. This is a snipet of the original 'David with the Head of Goliath'. Caravaggio painted his own head decapitated in a plea for mercy from the Pope. Caravaggio was under a death sentence for the murder of his enemy Ranuccio Tomassoni. This sketch is part of David's working method - getting to know the painting before he paints the full piece he sketches parts of the painting, solving problems throughout the process. Then, when David comes round to painting the full-size painting, he is able to paint at the same speed, confidence and artistic zeal as Caravaggio would have done when painting the original. The original pai

Painting Of The Week - David Henty's recreation of Francis Bacon 'Posthumous Portrait of Geo

This humongous painting has been chosen by David as our Painting of the Week! As David has always loved the artworks Bacon produced. David found this particular painting a challenge due to its size, he says "working on this scale was a great test, and i loved it!" This painting is framed in a beautiful glass cabinet type frame with a thin beech effect. It stands at a massive 6ft7! David really enjoys the artwork of Francis Bacon and especially enjoyed recreating this due to its difference against David's other paintings. David is planning on painting a couple of Francis Bacaon's artworks, including a large Triptych series, he says he just needs to find somewhere big enough to accommodate the

Painting Of The Week - David Henty's recreation of Amedeo Modigliani 'A Female Nude'

If only we all looked as elegant as this lady does, perched on the end of a chaise... Modigliani did a great job of painting elegance within this hourglass figure, tempting David to recreate it. Not only did David take on the challenge of painting another portrait, which is said to be the most difficult subject to paint, he also decided to age this painting true to its period. The original is hung in the Courtald gallery in London. As David stands before this painting for a several time, he then decides he must recreate it. David is extremely fond of Modigliani, his story and his artworks. 'A Female Nude' was first exhibited in 1917 at Berthe Wells gallery in Paris. It was Modigliani's only

Meridian Radio - Guest Appearance

On Monday 3rd April David and I were invited along to meet Radio presenter, Terry James of Meridian Radio. We enjoyed the trip over to the East-Grinstead studio, and had a welcoming chat on air with Terry. David was questioned on his past and was asked, again, to clarify the facts regarding the passport forgery. But we also had the opportunity to talk about his current collection and the positive side to his forgery and all the exciting projects we have going on at the moment. We thought we would upload a few pictures from our time in the studio with DJ Terry James at Meridian Radio, we hope you enjoyed the interview if you were listening in. The link to the interview will be ready to view i

Painting Of The Week - David Henty's recreation of Van Gogh 'Sunflowers'

(Original Gogh on the left, Henty on the right - [mobile users - top Gogh / bottom Henty]) This weeks 'Painting Of The Week', chosen by David is 'Sunflowers' by Vincent Van Gogh. This is one of the iconic collections of 'Vincent paintings', David mentioned it was a total privilege to recreate. David followed rigorous steps to be able to reproduce this painting. Matching his speed and the way he applied his paints. David explains, his strokes applied were somewhat like a wild man! Its fascinating to study and once you delve in to the painting you can really get stuck in to what Gogh was seeing through the artists eyes itself. David continues to explain how much he loves Gogh and his creative

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