words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

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The Digital Painting I Found Myself In

The Digital Painting I Found Myself In

A portrait reveals a moment in time that can express a lifetime of mystery. In a photograph or painting, the artist seeks to find the deeper essence of the subject and reveal the inner persona via the constructs of light, texture, imagination and form. In a portrait there is always something to say and something we would like to know.

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14 responses

  1. to me…this portrait is so full of the Heart and the Soul….Light!

    October 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    • Thanks Linda. I hadn’t done a self-portrait in some time. Especially with the phone software. I thought I would see what I could do to create a portrait that expressed a form of painting. A little pointilism here..

      October 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

  2. Walter – Love what happened to the sun – in your image ……….
    Dancing rays everywhere – Lovely ……

    October 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    • Thanks Cat. I was definitely looking to achieve a feeling of light and color.

      October 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      • 🙂 tons of refractions 🙂 lovely
        have a good night 🙂

        October 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  3. nice digital selfie walter.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    • Thanks Terry. My subject matter is all over the place. No computer just the phone. Some creative limitations.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:42 am

  4. I like the juxtaposition between reality and a hint of illusion. I agree with Cat, wonderful play with light.

    October 4, 2012 at 1:47 am

    • Thank you Cheryl. Light and pointilism were some of the goals for the piece. I am glad you liked the work.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:44 am

  5. It’s great Walter!

    October 4, 2012 at 6:03 am

  6. I believe I see a wistful resemblance to your dear daughter in this portrait.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • What a wonderful thing to say Linda. I appreciate it.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:49 am

  7. Lovely… reflective.. 😉

    November 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

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