Painting this portrait has reminded me why I love to paint people and animals. There is just something so unique about each expression that really shows individuality, and a distinct personality. In many cases, the eyes are known as the gateway to someones soul. It's as if we can go where they have gone, and feel what they are feeling. I have heard so many people say that an amazing painting or piece of art will make them feel something. So I am always pushing for that, and making it one of my main goals as I learn and grow as an Artist.
I want to share one of my favorite quotes by an artist who I consider to be exceptional at portraits and figures. If you have never checked her out, take a look at some of her work!
With every brushstroke, a personality emerges-- the softness in their expression,
the honesty in their gesture.
Painting a portrait is always more than a painting,
it's a visual representation of a unique soul.... Peggi Habets
Thanks for reading! I wish you all the very best Thanksgiving!
Okay, I'm finished with this donkey! I just love this picture because it takes me back to St. Kitts in the Bahamas! What a trip that was! I have so many pictures that I will soon turn into paintings.. So get ready!
I decided to paint some small 5 x 5 originals while I was doing the show.. It was a great time killer, and people enjoyed watching a painting come to life.. What a great experience. Whether I make money or leave with nothing, I love doing these art shows, and getting a taste for what life as an artist is like. I can't wait for the next one, wherever it may be...