From the original Thin Lizzy artist a new tribute to legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Philip Lynott.
For While I’m Away…
A new hand-drawn and painted limited edition watercolor portrait of Philip Lynott by Jim FitzPatrick
There are currently two sizes 14″ x 10″ and 16″ x 12″, link in the description. Pricing on these very limited editions is staggered so get the lower priced lower numbers first!
The 16″x 12″ version is a limited edition of 10. Click here for it!
Pictured is the 14” x 10” version. I have tried to show the depth and rich texture of the paper which is the highest quality and the paint highlights which I think really bring this portrait to life.
Every year around the time of his birthday I like to do something to remember my close friend and artistic collaborator, the late Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy.
Philip was a one-off: a tall, leggy, extraordinary talented rascal of a black Irishman with a wicked sense of humor and a love of all things Irish including the black stuff.
Once when I was out with him a friendly journalist asked him about his ‘look’. It was the Vagabonds album period and the journo wanted more of the ‘cosmic cowboys’ stuff Philip had mentioned in the music press a few weeks earlier.
There was a pause as Philip thought about it then he looked at me mischievously and turned to the guy:
‘My Look? I dunno…I look like a fuckin pint of Guinness…yaknowwharr I mean’.
I nearly wet myself laughing. I had not heard that one before though he used it a few times over the years but it was spot on.
For those who are unfamiliar with Ireland’s national beverage, it is pitch black with a creamy top -just like Philip.
Yep, I miss that man a lot.
This new work is based on a drawing I did for Philip for his book of lyrics titled ‘A Song for While I’m Away’ so my title is rather apt.
Each of these new original watercolor drawings is individual and slightly different. This is my way of getting precious artwork to the many fans who cannot afford my original Thin Lizzy artwork -most of which I will never sell anyway -but that’s another story for another day.
By producing this series of just 15 limited edition original portraits I can price it so ordinary fans and Lizzy fanatics can actually afford one of my original artworks without having to sell your granny to Wall St. vulture funds. Each portrait is signed, titled, numbered and embossed by me and comes with a signed, numbered and embossed Certificate of Authenticity.
All of this edition, of pen and ink drawings with watercolor added, are by my own hand, as are all the original editions available here: no assistants, no help just hard concentrated work by myself, no one else.
All are my work and I’m damn proud of every one of them.
The works are in two sizes, shown above, suitable for framing and are on the most beautiful paper of them all: Arches Aquarelle watercolor paper. 100% Pure cotton 300gm/140 lb sheets manufactured in the same mill in France since 1492.
The paper is a joy toward on and it shows.
Here’s to Philip: we will remember him always.
Jim FitzPatrick. August 2017.
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