I was reading the first article in Picasso and Portraiture and was reminded that artistic portraiture changed when photography was invented. Photography supplanted painting as the means of supplying true likenesses of patrons who wished to preserve their likenesses. This freed painters to imbue their portraits with more expression, since they were no longer constrained to produce true-to-life images of their subjects.
The portrait below is an effort to combine emotional elements into a portrait. I wanted to bring an inner feeling to light.