It has been very long since I've posted anything on the blog. I've been doing a lot of thinking, and as some may know courtesy of my ramblings on facebook I am planning to go for my masters at the New York Academy of Art, assuming they accept me. So here's painting number 1 for portfolio prep. Lots of juicy painterly brushstrokes. Started using stand oil mixed with turp, more stand oil than turp for thicker consistency. I've also been playing with liquin impasto and maroger's medium. Fun stuff. This was more a study in painting thicker with more body than anything else. even included a close up. Enjoy!