Sunday, March 23, 2014


11 x 14 in
Oil on Canvas Panel

I did this painting of a good buddy of mine. I painted his portrait in the beginning in the manner of dutch painters, starting with a monochromatic underpainting. To do an underpainting in this manner is beneficial, it lets you work out the tonality of the painting before worrying about color. Essentially all you have to worry about is color when the underpainting is complete. As you can see I changed the background to a lighter color than just using black. This approach is not for everyone but its something to try out at least a couple times to see if you like it. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Perissinotti Claudio said...

This is a masterpiece!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is an excellent one! I remember van gogh's self-portrait while looking at your works. You're much handsome that than van gogh though. Cheers!

hmuxo said...

This portrait is SO beautifully painted.. Congratulations on a gorgeous piece!!!