I visited the Zorn exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum recently, it was great to finally see a number of his paintings (24) in the flesh. They were all masterful, but I was really amazed by this one of the skater. What an idea for a painting! It's quite large, mostly black, gray and white. The one really warm spot is her face.
You can't take photos in the museum, otherwise I would have a better detail here. Her eye socket is just a smear of dark paint, no detail at all. I stood there staring at it for a while. So simple but so perfect! And I love the skate marks on the ice.
Here's one of my latest efforts at portrait painting. 12" x 9", oil on canvas board. Not bad, but you won't be confusing me with Zorn, at least not in the near future.