"Portrait of a Girl", encaustic, 8" x 8"
Pretty ironic that me, the "landscape painter" just got accepted into a juried portrait show. What's even funnier is the same painting that was accepted to this show was rejected when I submitted it to a different show this summer. It just goes to show you (and me) that there is no logic in the art world and the jurying process.
The only reason I even attempted doing a portrait was because I was learning how to paint with wax (encaustic) and I opened myself up to using the medium in any way possible; I was completely uninhibited. Normally I am not comfortable painting people or faces because I find it restrictive. Photographing this piece was challenging because the nose is actually 3-dimensional and extends out from the surface... maybe you notice a slight similarity to yours truly in this work?