Monday, February 01, 2010

The Clammer

This is an oil painting I finished and framed and sent off to the Rockport Art Association Winter show. It's called "The Clammer" and is 11x14" on wood panel. The model is my buddy Johnny Hames again, he has a natural ability at this kind of thing. I've known him since we were just wee-one-little-snot-nosed kids. I know him very well...I mean his nuances and subtle little things that can come in handy when trying to capture something expressive in a painting. I don't think I could have caught some of the subtleness of character without knowing the model so well. It makes the painting of it that much more enjoyable too.