"John Sketch," 9x12 in. Oil on Gessoed Canson 140 lb watercolor paper. I could have dug into the details and crisped up the sketch but loved the energy at this fairly early stage and decided to leave it unfinished. I went for this pensive gesture which differed slightly from the final pose he maintained. I love when John poses for us but have never captured his likeness before today.
My color palette was odd for me today: Rembrandt Yellow Ochre, Gamblin Cadmium Orange, Rembrandt Cadmium Red Deep, Utrech Burnt Sienna,Rembrandt Cinnabar Green Medium, Williamsburg Ultramarine Blue and Gamblin Pure Titanium White