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 […]
I scaled up from 7×5″ to 12×16″.
I was hoping to get some insight about portrait painting. I recalled that Picasso and Portraiture was chock full of interesting articles. When I opened it up, one of my old sketches fell out. This is a portrait of my older brother Mike. Mike is low functioning and autistic and nonverbal and now resides in […]
The palette I used for this portrait is the same as yesterday’s.. I used complementary colors to represent the half of the face in light (red) and the half in shadow (green). I know I need more ideas that using highly contrasting colors to represent light and shadow, to make progress in portraiture.
Although these sketches are incomplete as figure studies, they do portray a sense of each subject’s character.