Got a chance to put in a little more time on this painting this weekend. Trying something a little different with the background this time. Usually I start with a gradient to lend a bit of atmospheric perspective to the composition and lately I’ve been working more with texture so I tried mashing the techniques together this time.
I’m pretty happy with the result.
Obviously still a long way to go with the actual portrait but it’s coming along nicely. I really like working on this smaller 12×16 size as they progress so quickly. I should probably try to keep one of these smaller portraits going all the time.