Mona Lisa magazine cover art
I painted this cover illustration for Sinclair QL World in the 1980’s. The magazine was running an article about the computer mouse being the new artist’s tool of choice ! I had a lot of fun painting this but only had four or five days to complete the commission. Thankfully I had a good printed copy of Leonardo’s painting – I didn’t have internet or even a personal computer back then ! I used Winsor and Newton alkyd paint on gesso primed water colour paper, which was 100% cotton rag. Alkyd was my medium of choice at the time because I could rely on it to dry completely overnight, and the flexible paper support could be wrapped around a drum laser-scanner for reproduction. I didn’t have a copy of the magazine – many thanks to Roland @johnmintonandmore (instagram), for finding a copy and sending it on to me. Can’t believe it was July 1989 !
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