Thursday, 3 March 2011
Getting to know you.
I'm not sure how other portrait artists work, but for me it's a case of getting to know my subject a bit better. If I've met my subjects then it's a bit easier to interpret them in my painting. Sometimes I'm able to convey a little something that was not in the photo. Then there are the times I'm required to paint purely from the photo, I can do that too, but then it just becomes a reproduction of the photo. Maybe it sounds silly, but that's the way it works for me.