I haven't done a figurative in a while and since Grandpa duties limit my outdoor painting time, I thought in between diapers and bottles and during naps I would give this guy a try.
One of my favorite contemporary artists is (Mario Andres Robinson). I think he has a special talent for capturing the soul and individual character of the people he paints.
My background is very thin and so is the underpainting. I also tried to keep the heavier paint as dry as possible. I like the effect of painting with a dry brush.