This is a portrait of a friend of mine. He taught me a lot of my salsa dancing moves.
When I was dancing with his group, I had gotten below 200lbs. I would like to be this thin again.
I also haven’t painted large like this (I think it’s 30 x 40in) in a long time. I also haven’t painted in oils in a long time either.
This is pretty close to life size, and I question whether or not I should paint that large.
I think I need to consider the size of paintings in terms of how easy they would be to package and ship.
There was so much I didn’t know back then. Still, I learned a lot from this piece, about the things I should and should not do regarding mediums and glazes.
I haven’t worked traditionally in a long time. Most of my work has been digital. I’ve been wanting to go back to working traditionally. I might as well since this work isn’t for clients.