Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oatman Portraits, Part II

April 26, 2017
   Still trying to capture the Oatmans as they were before being martyred.

No, Wait! This is Munch's "Madonna"

   Still, I see something in there that belongs to Olivia. There is a sadness, a pathos, I'm trying to capture that.

Daily Whip Out: "Eyes of Sorrow"

A little too sentimental. Of course, I have had a run of portraits that didn't quite make the grade.

Daily Whip Outs: "Jim Bowies Galore"

And none of them made the cover (see newsstand nearest you for actual published version). This extends to the other Oatman's as well:

Daily Whip Out:"Royce Oatman"

I can take some solace in the fact that I'm not alone. 

"Pinky" by Sir Thomas Lawrence

     The British artist Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830, "spoke with disarming modesty about his own art of portraiture, which he felt he had never really mastered; 'I am perpetually mastered by it. . .as much the slave of the picture I am painting, as if it had a living personal existence, and claimed me to it.'"
—Richard Holmes, "This Long Pursuit"

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