8 X 10
Whew! This was a doosey but it is done. Yea! I'm quite happy with how this came out. As I'm looking at the picture on the computer I think I would like to darken his shirt a little but other than that I'm happy.
If you are interested, you can keep reading and see the progression of this painting.
Here is te reference photo with a great deal of glare on it. But I think you can get the picture. Picture get it?
The drawing in charcoal.
And we begin to paint
I took a photo at each break that I took.
It was really tough to paint green skin and hair, but that is what the picture dictated.
Eyes are always a challenge. I like how JJ's turned out, but in the photo reference he is not looking at you.
All done. I kept track of my time. This 8 X 10 took me about 7 hours all together. I love doing portraits. I will be looking for the next one to do.
Pre and Post palattes. I pre-mixed all of the color chains. The biggest challenge I had with this painting was finding a Titanium white that didn't give everything a pink tint. Windsor and Newton was the best one in my paint box. I ordered Rembrant as that was suggested. Hopefully it will stay true.
Thanks for reading and I love getting your comments.