Man with Dread Locks

Man with Dread Locks – 11×14 Oil on Gessoed Board

Oil Painting Portrait of Man with Dread Locks by Winifred Whitfield

I don’t often paint men’s portraits but I was inspired.   I photographed him years ago in New York. He is a photographer and was working outside on a street corner with a client. He was a bit disoriented when I stopped him and ask if I could take a couple of quick shots of him! What was I thinking!! I certainly don’t normally interrupt a photographer at work to request a photo.  He wanted to say “no” but I ask him very nicely. In the other image, he has a big smile and it is a great smile. I almost painted the other one, and for sure I prefer not to paint smiling portraits. It was fun to paint him and especially his hair.  In painting this portrait, I used my fingers ( first time for that), a palette knife and a brush for fine details.

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