The inspiration for this artwork came from one of my favourites from Rembrandt. I have always wanted to paint a samurai in similar tones. The main purpose was to challenge myself to use acrylics rather than oil and construct the majority of the piece by multiple glazes to see how deep it can go. I stopped counting at 12.
Painted with high quality Acrylic on premium stretched canvas. Sides of canvas painted black and sealed with 4 coats of gloss varnish.