March 20, 2013

Portrait Painting in 30 minutes & Self-portrait

I had to rush this morning (as always!) but I got in 30 minutes on the portrait of Kinita.

 At home tonight, I took a stab at a self-portrait.  It is really hard to keep an expression while you are going from mirror to canvas -- and, as always, I see  magnified the unevenness of my features.  The commercial portrait painter has to get a likeness for his/her client's satisfaction.  For me, I just want to make a good painting and the likeness takes a back seat to what I may need to do to make the painting work.

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