6" x 8"
Painted this pirate during the portrait session at Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center. Several people asked me if I always work so small. I find it a comfortable size for a three hour session. And after many years doing tiny textbook and children's book illustration, it seems huge to me. Yes, I do paint larger paintings, but save those for my home studio work. So I consider this pirate painting a sketch and it's fine as it is. I can use my small sketches (pochades) later as reference for larger works.