Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Little Portrait Sketch

I haven't painted a portrait in a long time.  My focus has been on still-life, landscape, sea-scape, figures etc.  Anyway, lately I have been wanting to get back in the groove of painting heads, personality type characters and such.   Anyway, this is the first attempt in a long time...from an old photo of a little girl.  I look to painters like Bernard Dunstan, his approach is to draw with color.  I also look to Henri, he preached keeping the background simple and had a very direct portrait painting style.  Anyway, I look to paint more heads and will eventually make them larger than 10" x 8" oil sketches.

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