Saturday, January 18, 2014

Portrait from a photo

It's always more difficult painting a person from a photo if you haven't painted that individual from life. When the subject is right there in front of you the guesswork is eliminated. I had this photo from our portrait group that really captured the young man's attitude so I wanted to try to paint it.

It's even more difficult when you go to a smaller canvas. This piece is 9" x 12" so the margin of error when painting features that size is smaller than usual. I enjoyed abstracting the background.

9" x 12" oil on canvas

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