Thursday, June 2, 2011
Painting No. 116 - U.S. Grant (Study)
So, as a part of my set this year I really wanted to try and start painting people. When I got in a rut last year I did some monotone paintings to make it a little bit easier and I am trying that again.
I think I just free-handed this one after drawing it a time or two in a sketchpad. It does not really look like him but I had a great time painting it. It's a remarkable thing to capture the essence of someone with paint and if it's just the slightest bit off you lose it.