Oil on Canvas


Kyle © 2023 carriegraham.art

This is the first portrait I ever painted. This is a 16″ * 20″ oil on canvas with a heavily textured gesso base. The gesso is, in fact, SO heavy that this painting is not aging well. There are a few chips and flakes where the finish has failed and the gesso underneath has cracked and / or been exposed.

This portrait is also an imperfect likeness, but is close enough that the people who know him recognize him from the painting. It was painted in 2007 and is one of the few I kept for myself. It was painted at a time when his life was falling apart and, while I admit I may be biased, I think I got that in this portrait.

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