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Sketch of Jake

by Simon Bland / Jan 27, 2013 / Painting Portrait

A portrait sketch of a horse's head

A 14x18 sketch in oil of Jake.  I did this alla prima (painted in one session) with a little reworking the next day.  My intention was to keep the brush work as fresh as possible, but naturally I ended up scraping the paint all over with a palette knife.