24" x 18"
Oil on hardwood Panel
Poor Michael suffered being the first person in my continuing attempts with oil portraits. He remained good natured about it and very kind.
I shot some more casual photographs of him recently and later realized that I had a couple that could be used to set up a portrait.
The background is greyed from light yellow into violet on the right side.
I tried to feature his long, rather elegant fingers without making them dominant
I also took the liberty of adding a more lively pocket handkerchief to his suit
The dark glasses seemed to work well
It's nice to be related to such a handsome guy.
The picture above was taken after I reworked the hands.