Monday, September 15, 2014

James - oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Here is a recent commission of James, his motorcycle, and dog Buddy. It was a complex lighting situation to paint convincingly: James is almost entirely in the shade, with a lot of light reflecting from the chrome parts of his motorcycle; and Buddy is mostly in the sunlight, with direct light on some of his black fur. So it was quite a challenge to portray direct light, reflected light, and shadow variously illuminating parts of the subjects.

I'm pretty happy with the result and, more importantly, so was James.