After painting Zeke, I decided to try for another character portrait. This one is Russ, who has been a part of my writing experience for quite some time. If you’d like to “get to know him”, you can click here. He is one of those characters who has sort of taken on his own life. It was such a joy to paint him. I had an old public domain photograph of a man who really reminded me of this character, so this was inspired by that photo, as well as my own ideas on Russ’ appearance. I didn’t used to imagine him with a bowler hat, but this just fit in the end. Russ also claims to have somehow ended up with President Lincoln’s hat. He does like to tell tall tales. 😉 I imagine he may have a whole collection of hats. As you can see, once again, I have chickened out when it comes to painting in color, but soon, I hope to ease back into the world of color in painting. For this particular painting, I liked the idea of it being in black and white. Classic, right? 😉 This took around 8 – 10 hours to complete.
-Acrylic on canvas board
-11×14 inches in size.
Here’s a close up.
Thanks for looking. I hope you like it. Have a great day! 🙂