a look at one artist's experience in NYC

Painting a Portrait of Shlomo

Something that I’ve always enjoyed doing is painting portraits.  I find it to be the most challenging type of painting.  It’s a constant back and forth with trying to find a likeness of the person.  Sometimes it can evolve rather quickly and without much struggle, but usually it is a battle to see if one can push through self doubt, frustration and the push and pull of finding that sweet spot that ultimately resembles the sitter.  When I feel I’ve really nailed it though is when I also capture a bit of the personality of the person and not just a painting of their face.  This small portrait of  Shlomo, a family friend, is an example of where I feel I did just that.

Comments are welcome.

Dave

Shlomo (12″ x 16″)
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