This time I tried to emulate the very stylized and colorful style of Egon Schiele. He often elongates the limbs and hands of his subjects. I don't feel as if this portrait was quite as successful at evoking his style.
A series of Self Portraits in the style of my favorite artist throughout history. This project has been on my radar for awhile now and I am excited to begin with Evan Uglow, British 1932-2000. This often overlooked brilliant artist was never into exhibiting his work. His style is classical and he rigidly controlled his model. A grid pattern is often visible in his finished portraits.
This 8 x 6 floral in oil represents a breakthrough for me. The Purple Iris painting captures the essence of the flower in paint.
I attended a workshop with Stanley Bielen. These three florals were painted during the workshop and signal a new direction for my painting. Looser and more intuitive.
This is the watercolor portrait that I described in a previous post with the frame and the custom matboard.
Patricia Davenport is a portrait artist in Ann Arbor, Michigan