In the first episode of Stranger Things, this painting depicts the scientist desperately hoping the elevator door will close, before the unseen monster attacks. This was a pretty fun painting to create! The bright light coming from above creates falling light that catches a few of the major wrinkles in his coat, and also blows out the transitions of the collar laying over the coat at the shoulders. I concentrated on keeping the painting loose, and tried to capture the overall feel of the moment, leaving out unnecessary details that would pull the eye away from the intended focus... helplessness, fear.
I hope you like it, too.