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

Finished, detail
More Work on Hands, detail
Hands Block-in, detail
I Bought a Camera, detail
The Harsh Truth of a Photo, detail
The Other Side, detail
Shoulder Focus, detail
Getting Lost in Detail, detail
Painting Planes, detail
Portrait Takes Shape, detail
New Painting, detail