After working with texture in the past two florals, I wanted to try those techniques with another subject.
I was the art critic for a local paper in my past home of Rockford, IL. Here I worked with this young artist on several occasions--and painted him 3 or 4 times in styles from Manga to sloppy realism.
This painting was developed on the plaid in his jacket. Boxiness being my favorite way of doodling, the sharpened back end of my paint brush provided just the right tool.