I painted a portrait of my friend Nick this week. I’m mostly satisfied with how it came out. Frankly, I think I made his eye too small. I’ll probably go back and fix it at some point. More than the final product, though, I’m very pleased with how much experience I’ve gained from the process. The portraits that I started this week are proceeding much more smoothly, probably because I’m accustomed to the process now, having struggled here. One of the big differences has to do with the size I’m working at. In the past, I’ve often worked at life size or slightly smaller, so it’s a little tough to paint heads that are bigger than they would be in reality. This one is 24x 30″, oil on canvas.
There are some new figure drawings, too, in the figure drawings section.