Young Man with Bushy Beard

One of my students had told me of a website that had great photo references for faces – Portraits for Drawing. It’s from there that I painted this portrait.

young man with bushy beard May2015 oil 6x4

I felt pretty good about this painting. I was careful with my brushstrokes that is not to blend too early but simply paint tiles of colors.

Size is 8 x 6 inches.

I’ve been watching a lot of videos by Zimou Tan. Most of his demos of alla prima portraits are small and are finished within 3 hours. So I follow suit. Instead of working 9 x 12’s which usually takes much longer to complete, I’ll just work in a 6 x 8 format.

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