It’s surprisingly difficult to paint people well! I think the main problem is that we know them too well. We can interpret the tiniest change in the shape of the mouth as a change in mood. And, if you’re painting someone who might see the painting, you want them to feel good about the image. So, I haven’t done many images of people.
A woodcut (relief) print I did for a class. It’s from a photo taken about 1959 on a bright, hot day. I’m in yellow.
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