Archive for July, 2015

When your beard catches the sun

July 26th, 2015 No comments

jonstillsI had the good fortune to have my nephew Jon sit for me the other day on a shady porch in Boise last weekend. I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I had him stand in the sun and snapped a quick photo so I could paint him again. Now, I’m happy. Next!

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A familiar face

July 24th, 2015 1 comment

milenaAfter doing several paintings of strangers, I decided it was time to paint someone I knew. It is always a shock to discover how much more difficult it is to render a face so that it looks like who it is supposed to look like. It was a good day’s work, I hope she likes it!

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A frightened child

July 23rd, 2015 1 comment

urgherboyContinuing my survey of faces around this world, I chose the face of a little boy, one of a Chinese minority, showing fear. Children are the hardest faces for me to paint, this was my third try and I am finally pleased with it.

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From the depths of the Congo

July 15th, 2015 No comments

pilipiliThis is Pili-pili, a big game hunter from the Mbuti tribe who became concerned about wildlife and has been a conservation officer and teacher for many years. I really enjoyed painting his face, this time with a “loose” style.

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Untouchable. Today’s painting

July 12th, 2015 No comments

I wanted to paint a pretty young girl, and so I searched the internet for faces. What I found for the most part, were girls or young women attempting to be sexy. I didn’t want to paint that. I wanted to show beauty, not provocation. I finally changed my search to “untouchable” and that’s where I found this sweet little face.

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