This article focuses on the details and care of creating a portrait. It stresses the fact that artists must learn to see what they are looking at and to suppress the pre conceived ideas we have of shape, colors and rules.
We must strive to SEE the colors on and beneath the surfaces in an objective and critical way. Our artistic license allows us to pump up the value and color to actually improve the brightness and texture of the painting without compromising the likeness of the subject. And…if you are tempted to think “good enough”……..think again.