Jamaal by Brendan Johnston

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Brendan Johnston

Jamaal

2018

60.96 × 55.88 cm | 24 × 22 in

Oil on linen

  • Dual Category Awards

This painting depicts fellow artist Jamaal Clark, looking out towards a setting sun. The portrait was painted completely from life over the course of several sittings. Once the head was complete I painted in the wool sweater posed on a mannequin. Finally, the background was based upon several plein air sketches of local landscapes that I had in my studio. I was very pleased with how all the parts of the painting tied together into a curious and original whole.