OIL ON CANVAS
COPYRIGHT: JOSEPH SAPULICH © 2012
Here is the final painting along with progressive stages leading up to it. Special thanks to my friend, H.J. Smith for posing for me. It was the fasted canvas I painted but it took the longest to finish. Huh? Well, the oil was painted in basically two sessions but there were several months in between those sessions. During that time H.J. moved to Oklahoma, got a great new job, met a wonderful girl and . . . well, let's just say I had to finish the painting before he forgot he even posed for me. Anyway, it was all worth it.
As you can see the canvas drawing wasn't all that on model—actually not very inspiring either. It was just a fast way to position key elements that would be more fully developed as the painting progressed. As for the edges, I love juxtaposing really sharp edges alongside softer edges and love nailing those areas that can be completely lost.
PAINTING IN PROGRESS
ROUGH CANVAS SKETCH