The Evolution of the "Duke"

The Process of Creating the "Duke," Done as a Gift from a Son to a Father.

The Duke, Oil on Canvas, Kait Schoeb 2013

The Duke, Oil on Canvas, Kait Schoeb 2013

The "Duke" was an oil on canvas piece commissioned by a father for a son of his father's late grandfather. The son gave it to his father as a very personal Christmas present. The original picture was of his father celebrating a past new years - a beloved family photo.

Lately, I've been taking photographs of the progress of my paintings from start to finish. Check out the progression of the Duke from the basic paint work to the high facial detail.

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