Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Patrick - Green Man

I did some tweaking on this fantasy portrait of Patrick, my son-in-law. I wasn't totally happy with the original, shown below. The nose and mouth just weren't right. He was the inspiration of the piece, so I wanted it to look more like him than I had originally painted. I reworked the nose and mouth, adjusted the background, retouched the waterfall, and freshened and reshaped the tree. Bringing in more warm tones helped offset the otherwise cool feel of the entire piece.
I'd also like to say a big "Thank You!" to Janet McGrath for her insightful suggestions which made this finished portrait possible.

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