Continuing on the theme of first citizen paintings that I started about a year ago, is this latest work. He is still drying, and will probably get a mat glaze, but I like the way he turned out. I hope I captured the proud nature of his stance as he emerges from his background in history.
My latest completed work was more of a challenge than I expected. I wanted to paint a Native American with signs of age and time on his face. This proved harder than I thought. I have never painted an older person before, always sticking with smooth youthful skin, and my first versions were heavily lined and not what I was going for. After several attempts, I put him aside and worked on other things (more on that later) and stared at him to determine how to proceed. His heavy