Bryan Cranston 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas board, framed by the artist
Bryan Cranston, star of Breaking Bad, here seems like the quintessential rugged man. The painting process was inspired by the work of Rembrandt. I used a glazing technique on top of a thick impasto, which brings out the luminosity of the skin tones. I wanted to create the texture of the leathery skin in the paint itself.