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.
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.