Yesterday I went see the Kent Bellows show at the Joslyn Art Museum here in Omaha. Kent died in 2005 at the age of 56, a tremendous loss to the art world. His work was extremely realistic with pencil seeming to be his preferred medium but he had works in acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media, watercolor and it was absolutely stunning.
So inspired by his carefully rendered paintings I decided to really blend the skin out on this baby which is not my usual method. I also stuck with mostly burnt umber and permanent rose to paint the skin because I wanted a subtle almost monochromatic look. 7 x 5 inches.