I had an urge to paint with my oils tonight (I blame the espresso) - and completed an alla prima portrait of my friend, Matt!
Here's the process pics I took throughout the session. Took about 2.5 hours from sketch to finish.
rough linework in oils
color and value block in
"Matt Galles" final painting
oils on gessoed panel, 11"x14"
A detail shot of the final painting
Had too much fun completing this tonight, but boy will I be sorry at work tomorrow morning!