Step #1I first toned the panel with a warm colored acrylic. Sketched the fellow in, and placed the darks thinly.
Now I lay in flesh tones and the white beard thickly, sometimes with a painting knife. The strokes indicate the flow of the beard.Done
Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.
This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Christine was the hostess who graciously supplied the great reference photos!
The gentleman I chose to paint reminded me of a denizen of the Old West who had played more than a few hands of poker in his time...Thus the title "Know When To Fold 'Em."
That phrase is also an objective I aim for as a painter...knowing when to put the brushes down and stop.
I like to show the journey the painting took. To be able to look down and see the first layer of toning...to see the pencil and sketch marks...to the final rich strokes of rich color that sit on top of it all. I'm happy where I stopped with this one.
Hope ya like it!
Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
Psalms 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."