A small portrait can still convey a sense of place

I’ve been paintin’ rather than postin’, hence the sound of silence on the blog! Not at all what I recommend to my clients who are seeking social media advice, so I’d better step up my game!

However I’ve the best excuse, having been in the studio with 11 unfinished paintings ranging from page sized to wall sized. Here’s one project recently completed, a 14″ x 10″ oil on canvas titled ‘Lost in Thought’.

(click on painting for a larger view)

I experimented with some ways to differentiate between textures using a variety of brush types and sizes, as well as a palette knife, to apply the paint.

A small canvas can still provide a sense of locale, even with a central dominant figure, and I prefer some specifics in a figurative painting to give a scene additional interest.

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