Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Do I know you??

I did this painting titled "Portrait".  It's sort of strange in that it is quite difficult to decide if it's male or female,young or old.  Just recognizable as a person. With no identity.

People in certain pictures have unmistakable identities even when you haven't seen them in fifty years

my grandfather

Some I've never met but have come to know them very well by painting them
Werner Heisenberg

Sometimes the portrait reflects the personality of the person

Some are hidden from identification

While other escape our notice

Even in a quick sketch the human form is the most interesting subject

and the variety endless


  1. Faces are always interesting. Like your grandad's smile. I like children portraits.

  2. Robert, how I agree with you. When on my daily subway rides I am fascinated by the faces that surround me. I have no need of an electronic device for diversion!

    Happy New Year to you! xo

  3. I think I recognize some of these people....

  4. Great post, that photo of your grandfather is so rich, and the resemblance clear! Really like the portraits you are doing these days, Robert, original and beautiful.

  5. A mighty impressive array of portraits. So varied and unique. Love the shot of your grandfather - that is priceless.