This painting is 18" x 20". It was made by applying oil paint onto triple primed cotton canvas. The canvas was stretched over a wooden frame and secured with 1/2" metal staples.
The painting is heavily textured.
The reference for the face was taken from a surgical textbook I found at the Strand bookstore in New York. It is filled with hundreds of black and white photos of people during various stages of reconstructive surgery.
oil paint, triple primed cotton canvas, wood stretchers, staples, metal brace