A couple years ago, my Dad grew a mustache and goatee. He was asked to portray William Henry Jackson at a centennial celebration of their local Scottsbluff National Monument (click for more information on the park and that connection.) He had a lot of fun with that, and folks claimed he looked just like the historical photographer. Later that year, he and Mom visited us here and we took them up to Leavenworth. My Dad, also an avid photographer, went crazy capturing a plethora of picturesque old Bavarian scenes. In one shop, he slithered into a gap between a display wall and an outside window to photograph the streets below. This mini portrait derives from my photograph of him checking his camera.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Mini Portrait #12
I haven't done many paintings with "rim-light" . . . so this was a treat. It's that little bit of light that hugs the edge when the object is lighted from the side. Another goal here is trying to find a true representation of white, which even though in shadow it is very dark. Also focusing on glow and reflected light, striving to again capture the "light on the planes." I am not sure I succeeded with this mini portrait, but it was fun to try.