One more for today, eh? I AM practicing and practicing portrait painting these days, as I really want to step it up a notch or two.
My husband still has his passport photo from when he was in his early 20's. Ah, the early 70's! (I must confess, I have loved this face for an eternity!) Since I had done the old photo of mom and I had enlarged hubster's photo and it was the next one in the pile, I chose to do it. Again, changing a black and white photo into a colored one. And I changed the stark white background...ugh! Talk about "mug shot"! Gotta love those eyeglasses!
"Going Abroad" - 6" x 6" oil on canvasboard
And again, the photograph of this one turned out not exactly what it looks like in real life, I think it's the incandescent light - and because of that I am quitting for tonight...the colors I am seeing at the easel, aren't true. Stuff is going back to the studio.