Portrait of Key Winstead
Key Winstead owns a prominent Manhattan catering company Winstead Caterers. I was commissioned to do his portrait and I love how it turned out. It's got a beautiful serenity to it, and I believe it really captured his spirit.
It's my most realistic portrait yet. I'm not actually striving to become a photorealist painter, as I believe paintings can become exalted Beauty in their own right - in a way that photographs can't - but I want to have the ability to execute visions adequately for the creation of Beauty.
Following are images of the portrait in grisaille form, as well as detail and studio shots: