My new job is seriously cutting into my painting time. Here is part of a large unfinished portrait of Lincoln it ran out of steam on two weeks ago. It's mostly done, but the hands that are hard to see it the photo. I think I need to photograph reference to finish. Anyone have Lincoln hands and live in Southern California? The full painting is about 16x24 the crop is about 11x15 oil on wood. Why Lincoln? Your guess is as good as mine. I always wanted to paint him. Had a love affair with the penny as a child. I don't know how much more you can bring to the most famous photo of him by Mathew Brady, but I gave it a shot. For years I didn't do it as I felt Mark Ryden artisticly owns his image, but as you can see I changed my mind. A nod to Keewon Hong http://keewonhong.blogspot.com/ who's portrait of a civil war General reawakened my dormant need.