I have been wanting to have a go at portraits for quite a while now.
I've been especially inspired by Linda Popple's wonderful 'Face'
portraits and Nora MacPhail's superb watercolour portraits.
So, I'm changing things up a bit, and will be throwing myself
into painting from actual Mugshots, and willing Family and Friends.
My intention is to paint my impression of the subject and not a
photographic likeness. I want to push the boundaries. I want to work
on different coloured grounds. I want to apply the paint thinly and thickly
but efficiantly..... I'll be using small boards 4''x4'' and I may go backwards
before I go forwards, but I'm sure going to enjoy the journey!
Here we go.....the start of my 'Face-it' series.
PS. I will still be throwing in the odd still life etc.