Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Portrait Commissions

Becky, one of the models for my new series "expressive portraits", commissioned me to do a set of three portraits of her.  Makes me think that a triptych such as these would be an interesting format for other portrait commissions.   They are below.  All are 16" X 12".
Becky chose "Kiss me!" for one of her triptych.

Expressive Portraits

During 2016, I started a new series, "expressive portraits", inspired by the great head sculptures of  the 18th century artist Franz Messerschmidt, example below.
 I was amazed to see such work done prior to the advent of the camera, as well as work that looked so contemporary despite being about 250 years old!

My own painted portraits are, so far, less extreme expressions, but aim to capture emotional moments, with a gentle comedic edge to them.  They have been fun to create and I'm working on more.  Here they are, so far:

Title:  "I'll be the judge of that..."
(model:  the artist)


      Kiss me!
The Scold