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.
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