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Ivy

Ivy is a fascinating young woman.  Among her many interests, she studies German at Temple University.  She asked too many good questions which got me talking instead of her talking.  I found that when portrait sitters did most of the talking, I made better portraits.

The way I think about it is this.  Since we have a visual brain and a logic brain, every time I dedicate time to language and talking, I don’t pay enough attention visually.  And seeing really is what good painting is about.  Just observing.  Rendering.  Then observing again.  Just rechecking my work again and again.  When I start thinking and forming words, ideas and responses to questions, I think the portrait tends to go downhill.  Though, I was pleased with this one.

The Pizza Box Portrait Project . September 6 - 29, 2019
  1. Overview
  2. Jennifer
  3. Garette
  4. Karin
  5. Julia
  6. Helen
  7. Dominic
  8. Catherine
  9. Namrata
  10. Justin
  11. Randy
  12. Ya Ya
  13. Ivy
  14. Melody
  15. Elysia
  16. Nicole
  17. Sonya
  18. Nokoa
  19. Paige
  20. Jason
  21. Ellie
  22. Emily
  23. Susan
  24. Wesley
  25. Rasheem
  26. Allison
  27. LaWanda
  28. Christine
  29. Seper
  30. Shoshana
  31. Dwayne
  32. Tyler
  33. Jarreau
  34. Marina
  35. Curtis
  36. Madeleine
  37. Stephanie
  38. Chris
  39. Erica
  40. Jamie
  41. Jasmine
  42. What’s next?
  43. Portrait Party . Sep. 15 . 2-4pm