painting people

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.

Portrait of Jenny

Shown and sold at the 2005 Contemporary Realism Show, Center for Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama.  The use of wax medium (beeswax melted in turpentine) facilitates

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Vincent Millay

Portrait of Edna St Vincent Millay, oil on canvas 2017 I painted this portrait for the Millay Poetry Festival in Rockland, Maine in 2017.  This

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