Financial traders feel the strain

Financial traders feel the strain

This picture was something of a journey for me. The intention was that the guy in the middle who has lost everything would be the focus of the painting. But  I was unable to maintain a consistent enough style on the other people to make him stand out. There is too much variation in tone between the people and it it just doesn’t hang together. However, in my impatience to get it finished I discovered sometechiques for faster painting which I thought were more effective. I leave it to you to guess which figures I painted first and last. Oh – and my emotion – may they rot in the hell of the trading floor.

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