Portrait painting is a challenge avoided till now by Linda Winter Artist. Lockdown brought with it a new intensity. Challenges had to be met. Now was not the time to hide from anything. Portrait painting is so much more than capturing an image. This section shows a unique exploration of technique of a moment in time. There was nowhere to go other than inwards.
Portrait painting is more than capturing an image. A good portrait explores the nature of the subject. Katharine is a vibrant intelligent woman whose presence acted as inspiration in the development of this project.
Painting yourself, its a lot harder than you would think.
Pencil self portrait. The loose flowing marks in this drawing came with the anticipation that things maybe changing for the better.
A portrait of Philip, a free spirit who has lived in Padova for many years. This painting evolved from a series of photographs and drawings created during the Lockdown. Philip is a nice man. His portrait allows us all to share this moment.
Portraits reflect a moment in time, they also require a new skill set. This portrait draws inspiration from ancient craft skills learnt in Cremona and still used by the violin maker.
Painting a portrait is about more than capturing a likeness. It is about looking beyond skin deep to find the inner being.
This detailed study was made after a visit to the violin maker's workshop.
The focus was the intensity of the process. I wanted to capture the sense that violins are a piece o sculpture. His hands are blue because of the protective gloves.
Working study detail . Pencil on Watercolour paper.