Tried a lot of experimentation with this one (a) Painting it almost mono although I used burnt umber glazes to soften edges and give the suggestion of a secondary light source - top left. (b) No eyes - and I always make them the key point of a portrait ... similarly the hair.
| Logan's Light John Simlett|
27 x 19.5 inches
Oil on stretched Italian linen
The photography does no favours (favors).
I tried to soften everything except the two focal points, the light and the face.
Given the degree of difficulty I'm reasonably pleased. As always seeing it full size is best.