Monday, August 5, 2019

Half-hour portrait

Not that I want to grow hair on my face (!), but I think it's pretty fascinating how some people can change their appearance drastically just by growing a beard. It's fun to imagine how different this guy would look without his.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Half-Hour Portrait

Sometimes beautiful people are more difficult to capture, but other times I know immediately that they're just going to be sheer joy to paint, and I find myself thanking whatever fate brought them my way. That was the case here--oh what a face!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Half-Hour Portrait


An incredible painter/friend/teacher (you know who you are) used to stress the importance of getting value right in a portrait. Over and over. It’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned. Interesting how the turquoise undertone in this one functions as a shadow in some places and reflected light in others.

Monday, June 10, 2019