'ole Folkie Jim

This is my friend Jim Higgins. Known in folk music circles as 'ole Folkie Jim. We've known each other for years.  

I like this portrait because it grabs the essential Higgins. Intense and complex always with some humor underneath. I was a challenge painting this from an iPhone image with no mid tones. I did a little cosmetic surgery removing a few wrinkles. I think I captured the real him and his ever present Hawaiian shirt. 

It has to dry for a while with some thickish whites in the shirt. Then I have to oil it out to revive any sunken areas then away it goes. 

Jim Higgins

Oil on Linen 11 x 14