Senior Portraits

The initial inspiration for this series came when I was trying to explore different undertones and colors within the human face. I wanted to experiment with different color schemes to see how they would affect the colors in the face and the overall composition. I chose older adults as my subjects, because I found that their mature skin possessed so much natural color. I wanted to exaggerate that natural color and use that as the foundation for deciding and creating a balanced composition and to let the colors capture the essence of the individuals.

 

Because hyper-realism in Art has been one of the more dominate styles recently, my subjects were less than excited to see themselves through my interpretive lenses and kept questioning whether these expressions were the best representations of them.  I invite the viewer to judge the compositions as standalone pieces as opposed to a replica of a photo.

Marta

Marta (2022).

20"X 20"

Oil on Canvas

Donna

Donna (2022).

20"X 20"

Oil on Canvas

Susan

Susan (2022).

20"X 20"

Oil on Canvas

Sam
Paul

Sam (2022).

20"X 20"

Oil on Canvas

Paul (2022).

20"X 20"

Oil on Canvas