05/03/2012

An oil portrait commission for a major comic art collector businessman and his beautiful wife.

My portrait commissions are usually rendered in pastel. I stopped doing paintings by hand almost entirely years ago when I began doing digital work. I have done no oils in some eight years.

I used Genesis Oils for this piece, which is an ideal medium for illustrators. I am perplexed why more artists don’t use it. It dries at 250 degrees after just a couple of minutes in the oven, or with a special dryer they sell. So, no long months of waiting between glazes.

A major challenge of this piece was working from a few snapshots instead of being able to take my own photos of the subject.