16 x 20
Oil on Ramar Panel
I love painting my husband. He is pretty cooperative...modeling is not his favorite thing to do...but I can talk him into it from time to time. I love to paint him because his face is so interesting. He has these wonderful deep set eyes that are a chameleon like gray/green/blue depending upon his surroundings. They are the kind of eyes that look translucent. His brow is furrowed and has a slight scar above his lip on his left side. I know his face so well.
Often when we are out in restaurants or just sitting in a park I will say to him "stay just as you are" and he knows by now to just sit icily still while I whip out my phone and take pictures. The I may direct him to put his coffee cup down or turn one direction or another. He knows that the atmosphere is perfect and I am trying to capture the light! Then I do studies when I get home...until I can get him to sit for me again!