This is the small pencil sketch for a commission painting. I went out on the assistant coach's boat for about an hour, taking photos of my subject in a single. I shot around 110 photos, and this particular set up just seemed perfect from the first moment i saw the photo.
This is a 6x8" oil study.
This is the first stage of the block-in of the final commission painting.
Further along in the block-in.
With the block-in finished, I decided to tackle the face first, knowing that would be the most difficult part.
Finished painting 24x30"