portrait of Bob, 1985
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A companion piece to the “portrait of Mae, 1985”, is this 16”x 20” oil of Bob Fogg. My rational for this painting is the same as described in my blog entry below this one. This too was referenced from a snap shot I took one morning on a Florida beach. The actual image had some high contrasting shadows
that I softened to reveal more definition in the face. This was particularly true for the eyes being seen through the sunglasses.
A number of my paintings of figures in the bright coastal sun have dark sunglasses, which add a slight mystery to the person in the picture. But since this was a actual portrait, I painted what the human eye could see, not the camera, to capture the subject’s likeness.