Full disclosure: I had the song "Cheer Up, Charlie" from the movie in my head the entire time I painted this. I hate that song. Maybe that's why I made him so forlorn.
These portraits from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were originally painted for the Gummi Boutique candy shop in Edmonton, Alberta. You can see the originals on display there. We wanted to make them dark and sinister to juxtapose the whimsy of the candy shop.
Printed on beautiful heavyweight Matte Epson paper using archival pigment-based inks.
11" x 14"