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Portrait painting is an exciting gift. A person who receives a portrait painting as a gift gets to see himself through the eyes of others and in this way also sees their love. This type of painting I usually make as a gift for a loved one, family member, friend, spouse, colleague. It is a gift given on the occasion of a birthday, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, anniversary or marriage proposal, a defining moment in life like promotion at work, retirement, victory, winning, graduation or to mark another significant affair in life. Portrait painting is often also ordered for the purpose of commemoration as it has the power to comfort to some extent, reviving the face of the loved one who has passed away and allows something to be preserved from his presence in family life.
When I receive a photo of a person or group of people for a painting, I am happy to receive a few details about those people, on the occasion of which event the painting is ordered and for whom. The details help me in terms of inspiration when I work on the painting. Portrait painting is a work which requires concentration over long hours, accuracy and patience. During the work my thoughts wander towards the character in the photograph and I am completely focused on the person, his occupations, loves and character. Painting the portrait makes it possible to present additional qualities that are not always revealed in photography and therefore creates a unique emotional experience for the person or family who receives the painting.
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I paint oil on canvas portraits using classical Western methods as I have learned in the history of Western art. The fabric (canvas) is stretched on a firm wooden frame and I work on it with oil paints with a mixture of flaxseed oil and turpentine. It is a craft of thought that requires a lot of concentration, time, patience and skill.
Watercolor portraiture is done on dedicated paper which is extra thick and contains a certain percentage of cotton. This technique is particularly delicate and requires very high skill and a lot of experience in order to arrive to a realistic painting. The paper does not absorb everything... so I have to work tirelessly and patiently.
Portrait drawings on paper is done in monochrome shades using a variety of soft pencils, charcoal or ink. Sometimes I also draw using chalks or pastels and get a variety of colors, however it is still a dry technique without brushes. Portrait drawings are particularly delicate but capable of containing an abundance of emotions.
A digital portrait is made using a graphics board and digital brushes. Such a portrait can be very graphic or rather artistic. Many styles can be created with this method and even mimic handmade paintings. The advantage of this is actually the ability to get a very clean and graphic work and print on any size and on almost any material.