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Omar Little from The Wire - an original painting on canvas

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This is an original 30x16in painting of Omar Little and the Baltimore skyline from the great show, The Wire.

This piece is high quality sumi ink and special water-soluable oil paint on a hand-built, hand-primed canvas with a thick profile and cleanly painted sides. As the painting comes with hanging wire on the back and varnished surface no framing is necessary. Painting is signed on the back.

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Dimensions: 30x16in
Ink and Paint on Canvas

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We build the canvas frame at a woodshop, typically using poplar. We then stretch the canvas and prime it with 3-4 layers of gesso - sanding in between layers. Then a layer of absorbent ground medium is uniformly applied over the gesso. From there, preliminary drawings are done in charcoal. India Ink drawing and washes are then applied. After the ink portion is done, the painting is acrylic spray sealed. Finally, we use water-soluble oil paint for the color portion, in fairly light washes. Once the painting is dry, a wax varnish is applied and we paint the sides of the canvas a neutral gray.

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Omar Little from The Wire - an original painting on canvas


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, paint, canvas
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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