Occasionally, I try to go back to basics. As much as I love color, the focus here was on drawing and value rendering. The white is titanium and the black is Van Dyke brown. Van Dyke is nice if you want a warmer feel.
The hardboard panel is primed with a few layers of acrylic medium, in case you thought I was painting on a naked board. This is 7 x 5 inches, oil on hardboard.
I started with a palette of Titanium white, alizarin crimson, and sap green. Then I added Napthol red and pthalo blue for deeper blacks and violet hues. This is 9 x 6 inches, oil on mdf panel. I've listed this as an auction at Daily Paintworks. Please have a look.
I painted this one back in June, but my client wanted to be surprised when the painting arrived in Australia so I didn't spoil it for him here. This is 8 x 8 inches, oil on hardboard. I used photo reference from my friend and fellow artist Greg Shea of the model Quinn Grey.