Slim 32″x42 oil commission 

Probably my favorite portrait commission I’ve ever done.

I painted his hands in one 6 hour sitting and his face in one 7 hour sitting. I wanted to focus on building up the skin in all brushstrokes and very little blending of color. The layering of the shirt was also a favorite part to work on. There is a hot pink post-it in his pocket that I loved getting in paint.

My client said his name is Slim. he was a WWII vet, hobo, all around gentle guy everyone liked and father of 10 kids. My clients husband being #10.

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