Posted on March 7, 2011
Posted on March 5, 2011
Getting the age right is an essential part of a portrait, especially for a portrait of youth. Portraits of old age are easy in comparison! For example, wrinkles. Wrinkles are a clue that indicates the age of the sitter. Their presence in a drawing or painting are frequently due to the simple fact of just too many marks & strokes i.e. a lack of an economy of means, which is the ability to get it right first time.
My fellow-painter friends who do portraits for money tell me that flattery works every time. They consciously take ten years off the resemblance by knowing the markers that indicate youth & tweeking them.
QUESTION : Can you identify the elements in the above drawing that indicate the age of the sitter?
(I reckon there’s about ten of them)
Posted on March 1, 2011
quiet pleased with this one 🙂
better copyright but that wont stop anyone from doing whatever they want with this jpeg will it?
anyway here goes… ha….. ©
Posted on February 27, 2011
Oil on MDF panel
41 x 33 cm (approx 12,5 x 17 inches)
© Adam Cope
A session in the studio repainting this plein-air piece. Red & blue, no?
I like brambles a lot for their vigour & pioneering life-force. This was an over-grown patch by an abandoned house, rich & melodious in bird song.
Posted on February 24, 2011
cornus = dogwood