A Portrait 2

My next project after my “breakthrough” portrait of Jackie was this painting of John Wawrzaszek.  (I have discussed my collaborations with John here and here.)

While I still had a lot to learn, I am happier with this painting than the Jackie.  I was starting to think about overall color harmony.  I also think the looser modelling on the face has more “aliveness” to it.  These are qualities I would push in subsequent paintings, for example: My Little Friend.