This might not be the prettiest thing I've ever painted, but I think it could be the most honest. 48"X48", oil on canvas.
Sure, I'm open to critique. It would be pretty foolish of me to post my work here if I wasn't. I think the biggest problem with this piece is that I'm trying to duplicate the photograph. Which is stupid, because it's like asking a cat to be a dog. I firmly believe that the most important trick to painting from a photograph is to throw away the reference photograph once the initial sketch is done. And I always tell myself to do that, and I never listen. It's like a lifeline that I can't let go of, because I don't trust myself or something. So I already have the neurosis down, so if I could paint worth a rat's ass, I'd be a freaking genius.