I am always interested in seeing how a piece of art is created. The medium used is not important to me. What I love to see is the process, the steps one takes to arrive at that final work of art. I have started documenting my most recent painting. I usually work from life, for this portrait that was not possible. The model is a homeless man that I photographed on the streets of Philadelphia. He actually posed for me. I think this painting is off to a good start considering my reference material is not the most ideal. I began painting the same way I would if I was working from life. In the early stages of the painting the marks are more abstract and general, they are more about getting the energy of the subject rather than an exact likeness. As the painting progresses it will become more refined. The following images show my painting process.