I’m starting a new painting, 5″ x 7″ on Panel.

I’m planning to do some experimenting with materials, and starting with this pencil on gessoed masonite.

The drawing is of my wife at the time. It’s from a photo that was taken by Morgan Weistling in 2002 when we visited him and his family. The shot was taken with the natural light that comes into his studio during the day.

Update

I completed this a week later… no, it did not take a week, it just took a week to get to it. I did the finish live on my Dave The Painting Guy broadcast.

I tried to keep the shadows thin and very warm, and then heavier on the opaque lights. This is to help the illusion of cool light in a warm environment.