The purpose of this painting is purely academic. I have a love for figure painting and what I want most out of my art is to have the skill to render any figure well. Once I have this I feel I can begin interjecting myself into the work more and more.

This painting, just like the first paintings of old masters, marks a space in time with my ability and progression as an artist trying to become something great. I hope you like it.

If you would like a print of this painting please send me a message with what size you would like here.

The Creation Process

First Painting For 2017, detail
Close To Finished, detail
Painting Hands, detail
Getting Closer, detail
Flake White For Figure, detail
Arm Done, detail
Just Not Working, detail
Initial Block-in, Taking My Time
Focus on Surface, detail