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


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.

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. mobius faith

    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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