I have been creating beautiful portrait paintings for my clients for many years now. However, I have been very conservative with my brushstrokes. My clients have tended to want a more smooth look in their painting – or perhaps that was simply my projection. I think I will begin to veer away from this from time to time. Skin will always be smooth but I can create greater expressions within other aspects of the painting. The following is one such example. The response to this painting has been very favorable. Ultimately, I want to make my clients “thrilled” with their portrait and I will always stay with in their comfort level.
A new 4 week class has begun with the Digital Art Academy focused on painting street scenes. We were all given the same reference image and allowed total artistic flexibility in how we developed our paintings from the image. It was wonderful to see the range of artistic expression amongst all in the class. Off course no one else painted people in different clothing nor created duotone paintings. I think I have been watching too many historic European movies.