Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Portrait of a man seated at a table


Portrait of a man seated at a table, oil on card, 9.8 x 10.8 cm

I am happy with this picture, especially the roughish texture, which is the result of painting over an old painting. The effect seems somewhat "Tuscan" to me. I like working very much on this small, miniature scale- I like the intimacy it brings to the subject.

There is an owkwardness to the drawing of the hand, and a certain heaviness to the neck, perhaps, but I like the depiction of the face as it has a certain sensitivity.


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