“Walter Smith – 1924”

“Walter Smith – 1924”

8×8″

Oil on canvas panel

This poor guy’s face has seen a lot of miles and a lot dancing with hobnail jackboots! This is from an old mugshot. I thought his face had great sadness in it as well as looking mean as dirt and hard as a coffin nail. One thing’s for sure I would hate to run into him in a dark alley.

Something I have discovered with this experiment I call “Painting A Day” is that I really enjoy painting color from black and white reference. It seems to free me to experiment and not be slavish to the actual colors.

(Click image to see the “Painting Of The Day” gallery)

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