Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Oil Painting of Byron Foster my Father

byron foster oil painting portraitOne evening I was talking with my father, he was telling me about his rough day at work under the light of the kitchen light above him. I had my camera in hand so I took a snap shot. I'm such a sucker for that dramatic lighting. This painting is a bit unfinished because I decided to use it for yet another assignment, my final in fact, for oil portraits class. I call it "wake" because of the messy hair, implying that he just "woke" up when in fact the messy hair was only from the hard days work. Wasn't quite sure how to put that into a title...

1 comment:

  1. Very much has the feel of having been painted from life, not a photo. Really nice work.