"60 Women" gave us the pleasure of watching your progression of faces. I'm glad you've recovered from that effort enough to continue painting people. This latest spurt of portraits absolutely floors me! They're very interesting people, fascinating to look at. Just curious... did you know all those people were in there waiting to get out?
I knew something was in there waiting to get out. In 2005 when I retired from full time work and started painting every day (almost) the first works I did were portraits so it feels a bit like coming full circle. The thing is I don't want to get trapped into the "need to get a likeness" issue (because then I think it can get a bit boring) and I do hope to get some different figurative stuff done soon as well.
Sheila, all these recent portraits are quite extraordinary. A pleasure to watch your ceaselessly inventive mind at work. Some artists are more interested in product, others in process. I think you fall into the process camp, but you sure produce some lovely results along the way.
Don, yes, I have always knew I fell into the "process" camp. There are so many possibilities for expression and if I don't try them I feel somehow dissatisfied. I mean life is short - why not try them? I do like the outcome (the product) to satisfy me also but you are right, it comes secondary to process.
Gorgeous Sheila,love these portraits for their depth and expression. Moving.XO Barbara
Thank you Barbara.
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