5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm)
Acrylic on Panel
Collection of James Thomas
Santa Clara, CA – USA
About This Painting
Several months ago I gave a Head Painting Demonstration for a local artists group, and chose this fascinating looking gentleman from the audience to be my model (I added some of the scraggly appearance by use of artistic license — the model is actually a very nicely-groomed fellow).
He did an excellent job, like a pro.
I took 2 snapshots of the pose, thinking I might get back to the oil painting someday (still haven't).
And then last night I decided to drying slinging some acrylic paint around. I haven't painted in acrylic in 3 years or so, and I wanted to try out a build-up method of scumbling and glazing.
In the end I had a decent little painting. I made up the bandanna and blue shirt to give him a cowboy look, and reversed his real name (James Thomas) because I thought Thomas James sounded more Western... probably because of Jesse. ◙
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