I was lucky enough to shake this mans hand last month, so I have studied him close up and was compelled to do a little oil sketch. At some point I may do a bigger more considered portrait, he has very expressive and elegant hands and I reckon something in contrast all those cheesy publicity shots of him might be interesting.
Oil on clear primed linen
12 x 12"
This was my first proper painting with my Rublev paints, its so much easier using earth colours for a portrait although I have to admit I wouldnt want to be restricted all the time. Loved the paints, the canvas less so - much prefer panels these days especially for small portraits.