Sunday, September 22, 2013


8 x 10
acrylic on hardboard
I love the result I got from cropping the portrait so close.  Sometimes simple is more effective.  I learned a lot from this painting.  First, there is no such thing as too close.  Second, blurring the edges of the hair is far more interesting than painting in individual strands. Third, softening up the jaw line creates a much more rounded face than using sharp edges.

1 comment:

Lydia Jechorek said...

I just accidentally ran across your blog and you've done some lovely portraits. I'm very impressed with your work... especially that you can do wonderful portraits in acrylic. Happy Painting.