Each numbered print comes with a certificate of authenticity in your choice of high-quality watercolor paper or canvas. Paper prints are shipped rolled. Canvas prints have two finishing options: 1) Shipped rolled in a tube or 2) stretched and ready-to-hang with a gallery wrap finish. Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase.
Always Watchful is one of those compositions that reminds me why I became a portrait artist in the first place. Portraiture allows an artist to show expression and depict a thoughtful moment. I believe that, for the viewer, seeing someone in mid-action or mid-thought evokes a visceral reaction to the experience. So, here, you are prompted to immediately wonder: "What is happening? What are his eyes seeing?" To heighten your feeling of drama, I have placed the man in a frozen-in-time pose with his head and shoulders squared; you can feel the tension as he stands perfectly still and surveys his surroundings.
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