Portraits

The portrait is an exciting area of visual art. Faces, their expression and energy are fascinating.

I began portrait work with a series called „Portraits of Angels” (Nr.1 to 6). I took this opportunity to experiment with different painting tools – essentially using anything other than the paint brush.

I discovered the palette knife and a growing interest in the realistic depiction of the human face – taking a step away from a cartooned version.

Creating a painting from the beginning sketch to the completed work only using a palette knife was a very freeing experience and allowed for a more naïve approach to portrait work.

Wanting to go further in the development of the portrait, I started portraying people in the traditional artistic way using drawing utensils such as charcoal, pastel, graphite, acrylic and oil paint. I began to discover various degrees of realism with which a portrait could be obtained (Nr.7 to 29).

Currently,  I am putting bodies to heads and shoulders …

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Das Portraitieren ist ein spannendes Gebiet der bildenden Kunst. Gesichter, ihr Ausdruck und ihre Energie sind faszinierend.

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