6 x 6 oil on panel
So as I near my last week of portraits I'm starting to learn some lessons. One is that I'm spending way to much time on these little paintings. So with that in mind, the next few will be kept to 3 hours max as I try to simplify faster and use larger brushes. I might not get everything perfect but I think it will make better more interesting paintings. I'm also not mixing up enough paint. I need to load more paint on my palette and keep things loose. I did a bit better on Ryker Again above. I really like adding the warm and cool tones. Trying to capture how he holds his mouth was very fun. I got close. I didn't put as much time into the hair as I would have... but that is okay. That isn't what was important in this small capture.