Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

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