Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Portrait, color this time!

Gary 9x12 oil/panel

I frequent an artist website called  Check it out if you've not been there - great resource, forums for every conceivable art topic or media, friendly and encouraging folks.  In the portraiture forum, each year around this time they do a portrait swap.  Folks get randomly paired up,and the partners paint portraits of each other (from photos, of course).  

So, this is my portrait swap partner, Gary, a very fine pastel artist.  I can't wait to see his rendition of me. I told him to make me look younger.  :-)  I find working from photos really, really hard, if you are trying to get accurate skin tones, and a likeness too.  I hope Gary likes his painting...