11" X 14" oil on panel
When I was in school studying figure drawing and portraiture, we used to have to draw our model's head as a portrait at the same time and on the same paper as a skull. It was a wonderful exercise to be able to see the the skull with it's bony protrusions that form the head at the same time you are drawing a portrait. This painting project felt very similar in a way.
In this the latest of the Daily Paintworks Challenge, we had 4 options on how to paint Mr. Lincoln. I chose the option to paint in black and white, and a second in full color. Trying to translate a black and white photo to a color painting was a study in values to be sure...but honestly, another fun one. Thank you Justin Clayton and DPW!