Finished oil painted for a private commission. Marcelo has quite an interesting and unique face. At first I was a bit overwhelmed and not sure what to do,he has a lot going on, there are many options to play with. Because I felt his face was so unique and different, I decided to hold back a bit on the exaggeration and focus more on what I was interested in, which was the unique shape of his mouth and chin as well as the interesting color within his face. I also wanted a more painterly feel with this piece so rather than painting every single hair, I just suggested it. It felt appropriate for this particular piece.
11x14 oil on panel.
Brush work and texture details . . .