Charles Paz, Oil on Gessobord, 16" x 20", 2010.
This painting took 3 hours to create Alla Prima using Oil paint. The term Alla Prima refers specifically to a painting finished in one session and also describes generally an attempt to capture the appearance of a subject or object in one, unglazed, painted layer. This painting was done from a small photograph.
Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent was my inspiration for this painting. This work is from 1903, Oil on canvas, 58 1/2 x 40 1/2" 
White House Collection, Washington, D.C.