Hal -Oil on Canvas 18×24″
9-8-2016 Day One: Water main broke at the studio about 30 minutes before the session was to begin. I had asked the model to wear a black jacket or at least long sleves. Mostly to save time on the painting session. Also, the model was going to bring a canvas with him at 10×10″, this also to save time by just painting the head.
None of these things worked out in my favor. That’s life.
I shut off the water main. Selected a grey primed 18×24″ canvas and started a full length seated. Hal had some unusual scars on his arms particularly a good one on his right forearm from a dance with a plate glass window. These were all nice details anyway.
The first session lasted from 11am until 3pm with a few breaks and a snack. Hal was really a patient model and good storyteller so a good time was had by all.
The first session was blocked in to my satisfaction and I took a few photos for reference.
I picked up the brushes the next day and spent 3 solid hours lighting the face, hair and eyes.
I am about done except some background area fill and defining the weight on the left side so that his arm makes sense where it is. One more day on this one, I think.