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“Sneaky” oil sketch, almost done

A little 5 x 7 oil painting, done for the fun of it and for practice. It probably took 90 minutes to get this far. He has a sneaky gleam to his eye, so that’s what I’m titling this painting.

It’s not quite done, as it needs some additional tweaks. (I adjusted the problems, sort of, in Photoshop, to see how it looks, and now I must do it in real life!) And I need to finish the hair. I’m trying to refine my technique and aim for a looser, more free style, and it’s my hope that these little oil sketches will help with that.

oil sketch“Sneaky,” oil on linen board, 5 x 7 inches.

UPDATE: “Sneaky” has now turned into “Sideway Glance” and you can see him finished on this page.

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