|Daily Painting #156/ THE PROM DATE/Portrait of Lincoln/ 8X6|
|First Step to painting the portrait|
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Daily Painting #156/"The Prom Date"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"
Ever wonder why a portrait artist paints so many apples? Because the practice makes you a better portrait painter. Painting the head, follows the same basic principles as painting a still life or landscape: you paint the shapes, the planes, the values, the direction of light. The basic head shape could be compared to painting the apples; the projections from the head's form could be compared to the slanted planes of the mountains or the upright planes of the trees or a building. So, go paint your apples!
This painting is of our son, Lincoln.