Joseph Stalin

I thought I ended my dictator series but in my monochromatic stage I couldn’t help myself once I glanced at the image of Stalin in exile. Now there’s definately an innocence in this portrait; which is funny as he did disguise himself at this stage. Bit worried yet flattered at the comments I’ve recieved over this painting, lets just say if Stalin was alive today he would have a massive female following -_-“.


I used my first PVA, Acrylic experiment as a base to get me started into this series of paintings. I used a thinner to ease the flow of the acrylic giving me the chance to vary my intensity of colour without using water. I was going to do these in oils but the slow drying would have caused me to smudge everything. For a first try these aren’t too bad but I hope to add more detail as I go on.