Fall Portrait

Here is Fall, just as we come to the official close of the season. You many recall my  Winter  and  Spring  portraits. I’ve only Summer to go, and the Four Seasons will be available as prints. Below you can see the progression of the face. Nothing fancy, just using the brush tool in Photoshop to act …

Pause Series Addition

                                                                          Oil Study on Wood Panel I’m back to work on the Pause Series.  This time I’m disclosing the …

Harsh

Another in the self-portrait series.  This one reflects a moment of angst, appropriate to experimenting with the drama of harsh lighting. Photographing this oil painting was a chore.  The gloss from the painting medium produced not only glare, but dots of shine reflecting the layers of medium on the raised bits of canvas texture, even …

Pause #20

Editing.  Culling.  Selecting-  I’m curious: If you were to choose three of the strongest images to best represent contrasting nuances of expression, which would you choose?  OR  which of this grouping is the strongest image?  For the Pause Series.

Play/Pause

(There is now a “Pause” gallery  page on this blog.  The tab above or this click  will take you there.  Clicking on the Behance  Network will take you to an edited “Pause” gallery there as well.) Now loyal, patient friends, I will tell you in more personal words than you will read in my artist’s …

The Unsuccessful Portrait

(An unsuccessful portrait study and unsuccessful painting) A portrait by definition, must embody the personality, the light, the very being of a subject, filtered through the artist’s eyes.  Of course, this does not have to be in a traditional or figurative fashion.  But, if we are talking about a figurative portrait, a likeness of face, …

Mini Me

One of the great gifts I received this Christmas is a portrait, of me.   A tiny little gem of a portrait by Scott Hamilton, known around the world as artboy68.  Scott’s mission is to create 100 portraits in 20 weeks. He’s more than halfway to his goal now, and moving forward admirably. Click on …