Saturday, November 16, 2013

"200 Faces, No. 129"

6 x 6"
oil on panel

A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED, paintings inspired from mugshots.

I honestly did not think I could pull off the hair on this young man, which is why I considered this portrait a big challenge.  It took some patience and experimenting with old brushes and a palette knife.  I love the end result, which is more evident in the real painting than the image - it has some wonderful texture.


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...


Cathy Engberg said...

Wow! Very cool! Love how you did the hair and all the texture. But I especially LOVE his bottom lip! Just the right color and shape.

It's always a treat with you post. And this one did not disappoint!

c.dingman said...

Nice composition.

Linda Popple said...

Love this one! Just plain amazing!!!

Nancy Colella said...

I agree. I love seeing what you are working on and how you treat "obstacles"! This is stellar!