Recently I asked if I could do his portrait. I met him in his studio. I took photos of him from a lot of different angles – some with him standing next to his easel, others showing him painting. When I looked at all of the pictures, I felt more interested in a facial study than a typical portrait. That’s just what I did.
You’ll notice his face is turned slightly to the side and he is looking down. This is portrayed by having the forehead area much larger than the chin, and the right side of his face is actually smaller in area than the left. His glasses show up below his eyes, not because he’s pushed them down his nose, but because of the view from above. Also notice the different planes of the face with a variety of color and values.