Thursday, June 2, 2011

Painting No. 116 - U.S. Grant (Study)

6" x 6" - Oil on Canvas Board

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.

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