Did this figure study the other day to warm up for a large painting of Chanon, from our black house shoot. I can’t remember the last time I painted a figure this small – I usually avoid painting faces much smaller than life sized (which is why my paintings that include a full body end up giant). it’s hard to get so much information down on the surface in so few strokes, without totally overworking things. anyway, it’s certainly something I need to work on…as much as I like painting huge. had a good time with this one though, and felt it was a good way to prepare for a much larger piece i’m currently in the middle of. some process shots of that new one coming soon.

figure study, "Chanon", 16" x 20", oil on panel. 2012