December 3, 2008

Portrait of James Bigwood

This portrait, by David L. Swazey, was painted from a black and white photograph in the 40's. The technique of using broken color gives lots of realism to the flesh hues. There is actually lots of blue, grey and green in the skin color. Red highlights at the ears, corner of eye lids, and the knuckles give the figure life. I used this style and technique for the St. Charles saint portraits.

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