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.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
I've been trying to figure out why this portrait feels so familiar to me. I finally just realized that it reminds me of an old friend.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
Jack Brennan, incredible runner, amazing coach, and one of my favorite people. He was my first half-hour portrait ever. (And then a second one a few years later, when he grew a beard.) He’s in a coma right now, but I know he’ll pull out of it. I can’t wait to hear his voice again.