Saturday, May 9, 2009
Some of you might recognize this guy. (handsome, isn't he?) I chose some rather difficult lighting, coming from the side, with the near side of the face entirely in shadow, and it was a challenge, but also interesting to paint. I wouldn't call this one "finished", but I may leave it at this stage and move on to the next one. I worked a little larger here, and found that it is easier to have a bit more space on the canvas to move around. This one is 16x20, as opposed to the 9x12 sizes of the other portrait studies. However, for studies, it gets a bit expensive to work on large canvases.