Painting Study of Solomon Ray (Photographed by Luke Austin)
Oil on canvas. 16 x 20.
Calling it done. I found this photo from the beautiful series “LÉWÀ” and decided to paint it. It’s taken approximately 24 hours over about 15 sessions to get to this point and it’s truly challenged my eyes, my hands, and my patience. Despite this, I loved the process, as long as it took, and this workflow has me excited to try some new things and refine and improve as I go. Despite feeling static and down about my work (basically since college) I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue making more of it.