by Timothy Buck
Portrait painting of H.H. Buck
This is my grandfather, the founder of Buck Knife Company. It is nearly complete, but I am unhappy with the background. Any suggestions? Delmus? Help?
Thanks for submitting Tim!
A few things for future works, and maybe even this work if you choose to do it. Elements within the work, especially focal points, need to be within a 2 inch barrier of the sides of your support. The knife and left hand are going to carry the viewers eye right off the canvas. It also creates a nightmare for your framer. His left elbow should be ok. The hat is positioned just right IMO.(in my opinion)
The background only needs to be glazed down. I like the abstract treatment of it.
You are a talented artist, please keep up the good work.