I do not profess to be a portrait painter and I would rather bag groceries than try and make that a career. I admire painters that do! Bettina Steinke was one of the best. I don't do well with commissions either. I have done a few and it ends up traveling a different path in my brain and is so frustrating that it's better that I just don't go there. Here is a second effort in the New Year to trying to improve my "head painting skills". I love to do this for fun and growth.
This is Brandon. He has helped us with our DVDs. Helps us with our IT problems. And is a wonderful young man with a bright future! He attended the San Francisco Institute of the Arts and received a degree in Film. It sort of looks like him but I also feel it borders on "caricature" which I hate! I need to tone down the aggressive modeling, improve my drawing skills (his head seems a little long) but for about an hour it's a start.
I also am placing a few new gouache paintings in my Etsy shop.
These are all painted from life. So important to put the mileage in there.
January 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM You're too hard on yourself Peggi - I think your Brandon head is GREAT!!!!!!