This is a Painting I just finish for my up coming show at the Royal Gallery in Providence. It was inspired from one of my favorite artist Ribera. This paint also has a double meaning for me. The sitter is actually my father.
When painting this piece I started with a very precise charcoal drawing. After I was satisfied with the drawing i went straight into the painting. I started from the right hand bottom corner and worked my way up finishing each section as i went.
Hope you enjoy it.