Dale Cooper. A damn good painting.
It seems incredible, but I have never seen Twin Peaks before. I remember that it was a huge hit when I was a teenager in the ’90s but never managed to see a full episode despite everybody in the college was talking about it. Back in those days, if you missed an episode, there was no way to watch it again.
I have some close friends that are huge fans of the series, so I decided to give it a go and check what all those fusses were about.
And I am delighted! Now I understand why the series has reached cult status and, while the second season is not as good as the first one, it is definitely worth a shot.
Black coffee and cherry pie
There are many characters in the show, but, of course, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is the most memorable of them all.
He is a very eccentric and funny character and I must recognize that I have a soft spot for Kyle Macalahan.
So this would make the second portrait of him I have made in the past year! The previous one was a painting of Paul Muad´Dib from «Dune»
For the subject of the painting, I have chosen an iconic image of Cooper giving a thumb up, one of his most recognizable quirks in the series.
This image has also been used in an animated GIF, so it was a perfect choice.
Picking a canvas
The format for this painting is a bit different than usual as I didn´t have any 46×38 cm canvas available in the studio, so I have used a 46×33 cm. one.
I have managed to paint it rather quickly, although I have made a small mistake on the way. His forehead was way too big, and I had to paint it over again.
Using an elongated canvas format somehow confused me and, inadvertently, made me paint certain parts larger than they really are.
Luckily it was an easy mistake to correct. Even with the most correct initial sketch sometimes this kind of thing happens.
I feel quite happy with the final result so I deserve a cup of coffee black as midnight on a moonless night. See you at the Black Lodge!