May 3, 2011

Hmmmm


Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 7 x 12 inches

This is a portrait of some dude who's lived in my neighborhood for ages. I couldn't get him to sit for it, so I used a photo from one of those coin-operated photo booths. That's why the cropping is a bit unusual and why the lighting is pretty harsh and flat. It was kind of a sepia tone type photo, so I chose to paint it in that range. I might try a full color version, but I just don't have enough color memory to be able to guess at cool vs. warm areas.

3 comments:

Irina said...

It is great. One color shows that tones are correct and it feels so live.
I plan to practice portraits, using myself in the mirror. Model is always available, no need for color memory, no regret that portrait does not resemble the original))

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I think this is super. Love the tousled hair, the eyes, and you got the size and modeling of the hand very well -- and hands are hard to do for most people.

Robolord said...

I know that dude