Painting Portraits


By Anthony Connolly
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2011
PAGES: 112
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 180 colour illustrations

Portrait painting is inherently difficult and requires a unique understanding of and sensitivity to the sitter. This practical book considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice. Written by a professional portrait painter, it describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture.


  • Step-by-step demonstrations of portraits and self-portraits
  • Techniques that use colour to introduce subtleties and presence
  • Advice on catching a likeness and overcoming difficulties
  • Discussion about the significance of copying and photography
  • Insights into the artistic process of the portrait painter
  • Work of contemporary and distinguished painters

'What fascinates me most, much much more than anything else in painting, is the portrait, the modern portrait.' Vincent van Gogh

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