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.

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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