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I’m Agent Riggs. This Is Agent Murtaugh

Buddy comedies. They are the stuff of gold.

I don’t think anyone expected the combination of Rufus Turner and Bobby Singer to be as incredible as it was.

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I didn’t record the first part of this painting session. I think it was due to having company in my studio (it feels awkward when I record in front of others) but also due to being wiped. If I have limited energy, I’d rather put it to painting.

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I love starting out with black and white. It’s so powerful. So defining.

I probably should have been an inker for a living. Except I’m sure that would drive me crazy with no colour to speak of.

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I worked all over the canvas here. Making sure things stayed in balance as much as possible.

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And this is where I ended. Normally I finish paintings in one go, but it doesn’t always happen. And I never feel like putting the pressure on. Painting is about passion and the journey, not about the destination.

Though sometimes the destination is awesome.

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Then it was just a matter of finishing up. There’s video from this point on.

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But I wanted to point out the differences between the above image and the final. See how the details stage makes all the difference? See how shapes fill out and pop? I really spent time here.

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“I’m Agent Riggs. This Is Agent Murtaugh.”

24″ x 12″

Acrylic on stretched canvas.