Down by the sea
Acrylic on illustration board
The smallest portrait I have ever done and the quickest at exactly 14 days of painting.
Continues with the theme of portraying a dual perspective through the use of the reflective surface of the sunglasses, showing the traditional view of the model combined with the view of what the model is seeing through the reflection. It puts the model into some kind of narrative and visual space.
I think this smaller piece is probably on a technical level my tightest painting to date. After considering why I have came to conclusion that is was through my working methods and use of the computer screen. I usually use multiple source images at a 1:1 scale so that the computer screen and any source images are the exact same size as the painting surface. I found that with my larger works the over sized scale stretches the image to an extent that is pixelates the image and produces digital noise. I was getting bogged down with incorporating this into my works so that the larger ones wasn't as tightly painted. By reducing the paintings sized it has got rid of the pixel distortion so that I can concentrate on the actual face and skin textures as they are and more in keeping with reality and how we see.
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