Friday Faves: Face-off

9 Dec

Christopher Marlowe wrote about “the face that launched a thousand ships“.  Faces, full of expression and personality are often the most difficult subject for an artist to render.  I know, I went through three semesters of figure drawing purposefully not showing the model’s face, because as adept as I was at the figure, I just couldn’t get the hang of drawing faces.  Perhaps that’s why I am so drawn to the work of artists whose faces are so beautifully rendered and expressive.  Today’s round-up includes a few of my current faves:

Buck by Aaron Smith, oil on panel, 28x24

Tart by Greg Hart, charcoal, gouache, gesso, collage and acrylic on paper, 22x30

Marley Shelton by Keinyo White, oil on canvas, 48x48

Matutinal by Nick Lepard, oil on canvas, 54x66

Get in some face time with these extraordinary artists by visiting their websites, linked below.

1.  Aaron Smith 

2.  Greg Hart 

3.  Keinyo White 

4.  Nick Lepard 

Featured image is Effie by Greg Hart, charcoal, gouache, gesso and acrylic on paper, 26×22.  All images are via the artists’ websites.

One Response to “Friday Faves: Face-off”

  1. CANDY PING PONG December 10, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    I’m a big fan of Aarons paintings! Beautiful portraits!

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