This portrait was created from life during a presentation I did last year. The model posed for the duration of the painting process.
I really enjoyed the challenge of having to work quickly in order to get the main structure and features in within the short time given. I decided not to take the painting to a complete finished state but instead leave some parts as only an indication of form, i.e. the ear, which makes the painting have a more subtle feel to it which I like.
Acrylic paint on board