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Jim - acrylics on wood

This was a commissioned portrait - In some ways I am happy with it, but in many ways I am not... when I do a portrait, I want it to look just like the subject... and this painting does not portray Jim's great smile and laughing eyes the way I wanted it to... it was a very difficult painting for me to execute. My reference material was a 3" low-resolution webcam snapshot, from a computer monitor... and the painting is large, at 16x12"... The angle of the face is unusual being somewhat from above bringing some foreshortening - and normal and spacing (ie: the space between the eyebrows and eyes seeming shorter than if being viewed from straight on) it was in very low-lighting at night... It was also the first real portrait I've done of a man ... This was one of my most challenging projects to date... painted in acrylics on wood.

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Ji Hong Zhang 24 Jul 2008

Nice painting!

esther baltisberger 16 Jun 2008

Beautiful man and painting Tammy

helen tyralik 07 Jun 2008

fantastic smile

Olga van Dijk 06 Jun 2008

BRILLIANT angle Tammy.... --Love & Light ~Olga

Emily Reed 06 Jun 2008