|Ross Retrato Study, 20x16in, o/c, 2009|
|Study, charcoal on paper, 2010|
Many of my paintings start with realistic charcoal studies. Drawing helps me get to know the realistic characteristics of the people I paint. During this process, I think about my connection to the person and how I want to translate those thoughts into a painting. This is a friend of mine Ross Bowns who is an artist in Northern California.