Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jacob Sanders, 12" x 12", oil on linen

Jacob is one of the recent graduates who continue to come to the sessions to keep up with their painting experiences.

After the first half-hour, I was concerned about whether
I might have cropped the top of his head too much,
not calculating the tape portion that would be pulled off in the end. But it turned out to be all right.

Painting Jacob, I dragged my brush lightly as I applied colors on the rather pronounced texture of the linen canvas.
It resulted in some very tiny bare canvas surfaces showing through on his face, which I find interesting.

He turned out to look very intense and serious in this painting, unlike his actual demeanor, which is more quiet and laid-back.

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