Painting a portrait head on is a bit challenging. However, the distinct lighting of this portrait helps define the features. The painting has a very robust feeling; a man eating a piece of bread and drinking some vino.
If you look carefully at the closeups, you can see that although I paint in a loose impressionistic style, the brush strokes are sure and vibrant. I’ve been working with some colorful and contrasting lines which add a bit of spark to the painting. The colorful outlines are not always related to the painting as far as contrasts go, but sometimes they are.
This is another painting in the Intimate Spaces – Breaking Bread Series.