Portrait painting needs to be more than just a photo-type likeness. As an artist you have to paint what people think the person looks like.
I always feel the true likeness lives partway between the actual physical face and what we think or feel about that person–like a filter halfway between us.
Our inside perception of a person changes what we see with our eyes.
This large oil portrait of Maine’s Chief Justice Daniel Wathen has a picture of a Harley Davidson rider cleverly concealed in the gleam on one