Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"JOHN YOUSSI" New Original Oil Painting by Mike Callahan

"John Youssi"
Oil on Canvas Panel
16" x 12"

Every now and then the light catches my eye in such a way that I am compelled to paint it. That's how it was earlier this summer when my good friend John Youssi came out to pizza with my wife and me. The sun was hitting his face just so that I knew it would make a great painting so I pulled out the old smart phone and snapped a couple of reference shots saying, "nevermind me, keep talking" so as to maintain as natural and candid pose as possible...