It’s been interesting to look back and see how my portraits have changed over the last two and a half years. The first one was done in November 2018 and the last one in March 2021. I was able to get Mitch to sit for a reference photo, but that was as far as it goes. I’ve never had the opportunity to paint a portrait from life.
There has been a noticeable refinement of my technique. I’ve started to get a better handle on blending acrylic paint and I’ve stopped using a grid for my pre-drawing. I think these have improved the style, yet there is still something appealing in the earlier paintings. Overall, I don’t think I’ve hit on the exact portraiture style that suits me yet. I do like the challenge involved in portrait paintings and I’ve got several more planned. Stay tuned.