At the start of creating these small sized oil paintings, I just let my brush wander. I am not using any reference here. Faces in any shape or form just appear from inuition. I might use real photo's to study anatomy details, proportion or lightfall and apply some learnings to amplify plasticity. But my main focus lies in building an emotion.
In a free flow of creativity I try to tap into a space of surrender. I am not looking for expressing pain or anxiety, stress or fear. What I look for is an expression from within. Of who we are when we are truly quiet.
Oil on acid free heavy paper
Size is not entirely accurate!!
Male portrait, oil, 12,5x11cm
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