Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bard of Laketown

I don't get to oil paint as much as I would like, so when I do I try compositions and designs that wouldn't normally make it past the editorial process. The heavy impasto is why I oil paint in the first place! This is actually what I would call an oil sketch, perhaps a study for a larger composition, and a companion image to my 2005 painting "Fire and Water".



"Bard of Laketown"
12"x24" oil on panel
©William O'Connor


  1. Excellent piece man! Looks like a finish to me. I love the thrush on his shoulder.

  2. The layering to his costume is awesome, but what really captures me with this painting is the fire lighting. I really like how it plays off his hair and face.