Oil with a palette knife on canvas paper
7.5" x 8.5"
I started off the new year with this painting done in my Thursday night class from a photo reference that was suggested by my art instructor, Kim Morin Weineck. She thought that the wrinkles would provide a great palette knife exercise. She was right. It was also great practice for mixing skin tones. As she noted during critique, my skin tones in the past have tended to be pasty white and chalky, but these came our much warmer and richer. I also have started adding impasto to my colors and like the way it thickens and extends the color without altering it.
This is actually a famous artist. Can you guess who it is?