Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Young Fisherman

The Young Fisherman
(acrylic on board, 9x9 in.)

It sometimes amazes me how a painting takes on a life of its own. Anyone following the history of this picture will be very aware that the figure in it had no personality when I started it. I spent a lot of time looking at paintings of portrait heads and thought I knew how the man would look, but once I started to paint, the face grew into what you see here.

It's a pleasure to make his acquaintance.


FTL said...

I was wondering who he would turn out to be! A lot of character in the face, and there must be a good story behind it.


harry bell said...

Thanks Bill. Whatever his story, he's keeping it to himself for now.