Wednesday, 24 August 2016


6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board

I took the photo of this handsome lad at the ferry lineup in Nanaimo, I thought his expression was great and loved all the folds and curves of his face.  I started with a burnt umber wash and spent more time than usual sketching out all the details of his face.   Once I started adding the paint it kind of fell into place.  I find that the more time I spend on the initial sketch the happier I am with the finished product.

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