Portraits of RM, made in the summer of 2015. About five weeks ago we received news of his death.
Making portraits is very interesting to me. Often in the finished work I find I have caught something of my sitter's personality that has not been apparent to my conscious mind.
One thing I like to do when looking at portraits (drawings, paintings or photographs) is to cover first one half and then the other, looking at each side separately. I find there are usually two personalities contained in every face. Of course there are many more than two sides to a person, but it seems at least two are evident in almost every portrait. Maybe two sides of the artist as much as of the sitter.