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Jack Vettriano’s The Olympian

Jack Vettriano’s portrait of Zara Phillips is titled The Olympian. Vettriano revelaed the portarit to phillips on the Sport Poraits on BBC1 last night . Th Vettriano’s obvious relief , zara liked the painting . The pressure was on vettriano and he looked a worried man until Phillips gave it the OK . The painting will be auctioned in aid of Sport relief , the Comic relief fund raising event this year

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Jack Vettriano’s portrait of Zara Phillips

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Zara Phillips by Jack Vettriano
The BBC’s Sport Portraits programme gave a fascinating insight into how Jack Vettriano works. Vettriano started , in his normal way of working , by taking photos of Zara Phillips on a small compact camera. Zara rejected his idea of wearing jodhpurs for the session and Vettriano agreed with her without any argument . The first session did not satisfy him so he asked Zara for a second session. The final portrait shows Zara Phillips sitting on a chair draped in the Union Jack and it is reminiscent of Winter Light and Lavender.The picture is titled “The Olympian ” and it is being sold for Sport Relief . More details about buying the Zara Phillips painting are on the BBC website