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.
Creating Flower Girls
You have seen my “flower girls” posted in a previous blog. I made this video to show you how to create them. It is quick and easy – unless you choose to paint them as I did. But for this video, I chose to do a non painted demo just to show the technique. I think you will find it interesting – I hope you will enjoy.
Treasures come in many forms. I took a photo when Florence in 2007. For the past years I kept it. When ever I looked through my files I paused to re experience the moment. I also knew this image was special – it had a story to be told, it was to be special. It was only recently that I knew what this image was to become. I painted it. This lady will never know it but now she will live forever as a very special piece of art.
Whether for women or men, business portraits are a form of communication – they are to convey a message. I focus on this when creating a portrait for a business client. We discuss the intention of the image during our consultation. My question is “how do you want your viewer to feel when they view your image?” The most frequent responses include, approachable but confident, take charge, empathetic, consoled, leadership, trust, friendly. I am interested in creating very flattering portraits, but I want the images to convey an attitude, and a feeling when viewed, I want to create communication which is effective.
The following are a few professional portraits for women, which I created recently:
Dee Cappola, Editor, “Westsound Home & Garden Magazine”
Debra Keene Bergeron “Debra KB Properties Inc”
Beverly Hooks, Fine Artist, Writer, Poet
EHT Enterprises – Construction
These are but a few of the professional business portraits we have created for competent
professionals who understand the power of their IMAGE.
Can you feel what they are saying?