Today was day three of working on the painting of Juan. I really layered on thick paint, in order to try and get the strong light on Juan’s face. I’ve adjusted my usual approach in painting, in that I am doing anything it takes to capture the light. I really like the aesthetic that results- thick ribbons of paint, next to nebulous washes. I’m playing around with textures, dragging the palette knife flat across the canvas, to create the look of an old plaster wall.