Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. The host, Dominic, provided the photos. By the way, Happy Birthday Dominic!
I just knew I had to try the Chieftan when I saw him. I wanted to do this with a sort of controlled looseness...Strange term, huh? Using a triad of orange, purple, and green at first, I loosely laid out the portrait.
Then I would rub areas with a rag...streak through paint with a blurring brush stroke...smear parts with my fingers. Creating a looseness which I would go back over and re-establish certain parts.
I've included my start...a little over an hour. Then I got carried away with the destroy and repaint process...and spent perhaps another three hrs.
Maybe I should have stopped sooner, but it was fun and a great learning tool about working with paint....pretty freeing.
Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed"