Saturday, March 06, 2010

New Painting: Steve in a Tank Top

Steve in a Tank Top, 2009-10, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches
It was time tie loose ends last night, and so I was determined to finish Steve's portrait. I began work on this 8 x 10 last summer, and from the start it felt good. That was until it was time to paint his face. I think there might be three different faces underneath, but I would not give up . I decided at some point that making a drawing would help out. After completing the small drawing I left the painting untouched for a number of months until last night. Fresh eyes do help, I started to see what was wrong and it was smooth sailing from there on.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Luis, I love this marvelous portrait. Way to go ~
Best, Robert Hoover

Lou Murphy said...

Wow, that is amazing. As well as being technically excellent, you get a feel for the kind of person he is too, really impressive.

Luis Colan said...

thank you both, I'm quite proud of this painting.

Luis Colan said...

thank you both, I'm quite proud of this painting.