In painting a self-portrait, it is impossible for an artist to completely capture every aspect of a person’s life. However, it is important to portray as much as possible so that the viewer can understand something about the person. Therefore, using expressions and other strategies that add description about the individual helps me to create a successful portrait.
A key aspect that I look to capture in this picture is the texture of the felt in the hat. I have never really been interested in techniques or brush strokes. I usually pay more attention to the textures of fabrics and sometimes use a little bit of texture when I paint a portrait’s background. I have always had the compassion to paint a picture with perfection and to foresee what the finished product will look like and have the dedication and control of the brushes to paint the picture. There are those pictures I paint that I can see a clear vision of before I even begin to paint one brush stroke. This vision helps me carry out other projects that I enjoy doing.
The vision of painting a landscape, because of what I see, then I have to gather different pictures to make up what I want to paint. Therefore, I believe painting a landscape picture is not about painting what you see, but what you would like to see. Creating your own picture, to enhance the beauty you want to see. In the painting, “the last ride,” I was able to use only two pictures, but then I used four in the clouds design. Painting landscapes is about being creative. Otherwise it is another photo on canvas.