oil on canvas
9 x 12
This is my entry for James Parker's Windows to the Words Challenge. The subject this month is old folks and wrinkles. A friend of mine, Barbara Motter, has wonderful photos from her world travels, and kindly let me submit some for this challenge. This is an old gentleman from Russia. Thank you, Barbara. Please visit the WTTW site to see the other entries, and also stop by James' blog to say hello.
Also thought I'd post the beginning stages. I roughed in with shades of burnt sienna, and then wiped out the highlights with a paper towel. Then I came in with thin washes of more intense colors to establish rough value patterns and warms and cools.
I hope that all of you Dads and Granddads had a Happy Father's Day!