Sometimes everything goes right when you do a portrait. It is rare, but it does happen. And when it does, this is what you get -an immediate, obvious composition and chiaroscuro that gives you an immediate connection and insight into the sitter.

Watercolor - chiaroscuro

I love this portrait so much, it is making its way into a mural and also on top of this beautiful, old school Pipeline single fin:

Surfboard art by Jean Tripier