A portrait of Brian down under

Every year for 4 years I have participated in a portrait swap via Wetcanvas.com’s portrait forum. This year I got a guy in Australia who had never painted a portrait before. I really liked his face. It looked like he lived through a lot, and even though he was smiling, he looked a little sad.

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31 thoughts on “A portrait of Brian down under”

  1. So down to earth and real. He looks to me like someone who has learned a lot from what life has dealt him. You captured that look wonderfully. Love it.

  2. Great portrait and I love the seriousness of his face, so intense yet giving us a smile. You know that saying, “A smile increases your face value.” He’s awesome, great job.

  3. This is stunning! I love how the shadow falls across him and you’ve completely capture that wistful expression on his face – which is so full of character. Really beautiful – he must be so delighted with it!

  4. oh my goodness…that looks like it could be my dad now…he passed away 20 years ago…too young…i feel emotional over this painting…it’s wonderful…thankyou…xxx

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