Tuesday 7 May 2013

How do pictures grow?

Here is another portrait, painted as a present. I paint many portraits as birthday or retirement presents and they are a great celebration of a major life event. Here is an earlier and a later version, to give a feel of how the picture grows over several sittings.
 The portrait painter has to be fast and get all the decisions right at the start so that as colour and form are added the expression grows and the painting catches a complete personality.

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