Flower Portraits? Why Yes, I Do That Too...
If you're familiar with my work, you would know that I like to paint and draw animals, people, flowers...so as I was writing this post about portraits and what I like to focus on, I realized that what I'm really painting is portraits. Portraits of people, animals and flowers.
In my bio/statement/about me sections that all artists should have, I say the same things...that I'm drawn (hahaha) to the details of a subject. It makes sense when I put my portraits together...
|Portrait of Alex | charcoal | 16x20|
|Bovine Curiosity | charcoal | 18x24|
|Himalayan | pastel | 16x20|
Even when you look at the flowers I have done, you see the same thing...close enough to see some detail, but not too close that it becomes abstract.
|Violet | colored pencil | 8x10|
|Antique Rose | colored pencil | 8x10|
|Carnation | colored pencil | 8x10|
Here are some of my photographs that will someday be "portraits"...not all of them are great photos, some are blurry, but I'm not a photographer. I just play one for reference photos.
|Dairy Cow in Chapel Hill NC|
|You would never know it, but this is a Belted Galloway at Fearringon Village, near Chapel Hill NC|
|Some cats have it made...this one hangs out at the Westin, St John, USVI|
|Baby monkey at the NC Zoo in Ashboro NC|
|Our cat, "Chopper"|
|The walkway the zoo has now is amazing! You can feed the giraffes and be eye to eye with them!|
|Flower (petunia or pansy? I always get them mixed up)|
|OK, I'm pretty sure this is an orchid. I've been known to take photos at random places.|
So, there it is. I have a problem. As much as I LOVE landscapes and trees and all that purdy stuff, I think I just get on autopilot when I see something I like.