Monday, March 21, 2016

John Holbrook

John Holbrook

24" x 18"
Oil on hardwood Panel
[click on the image to enlarge]

I tried this subject twice previously before getting a pose through the under-painting stage that I thought worked well

For this portrait I wanted a more typical corporate boardroom approach [although it must be admitted that I'm not always a great fan of such a pose]

John has strong features and I felt it was coming together well

The limited palette and the warm/cool balance seemed to express my feeling.

I hope that you can feel the vision and the warmth of Johnny

I like the 'presence'

The ultraviolet blue to his right is a bit more subdued in the actual painting. It got an artificial boost out of the processing.


  1. Sure love this man. I agree that he does have a warm presence. So cool of you to paint him. I'll have to hang this behind his desk someday (or just go straight to the boardroom :)