Friday, October 3, 2014

Oil Portrait

Here is a portrait painted earlier this year of Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, which was sent to the North American College in Rome a few months after the portrait of Pope Francis.


Jason Peck said...

Hey Anthony, This is great, I love the expression in his eyes. Very beautifully done. How long did it take you to finish?

Also, I think I have a cross that is very similar to the one hes wearing, very cool to see.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Jason. I can't actually recall how long this one took. I think I worked on it a week and then picked it up again later. Probably about three weeks working with pretty big brushes.

That's awesome you have a similar cross! I had trouble finding a larger photo of the crucifix to reference for the painting. Should have called you but who knew! Ha ha!