Thursday, April 2, 2015

Day 1: Pensive

30 Paintings in 30 Days
Day 1

8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas

30 Paintings in 30 Days kicks off with a small portrait that I'm calling Pensive. This is of a pal of mine who wanted the honour of kicking off the event. This is a great warm up piece and has definitely put me in the right head space to paint faster and with more focus.

Admittedly, this one started off very hard. I wanted to add more detail and double check measurements and do a lot of thumbnails and color studies. But that isn't the point, is it? It took much longer than it needed to. But, this is the keystone piece to this. I often have such a painting when I go through a new phase. Pensive is that piece, and for that reason it is likely to be one of my favorites.

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