Here is my second attempt at doing an artist that frequents this little Blogger community of ours. I do this for practice,really, but it's kinda fun. One day, when I grow up, I do want to be a portrait artist....may be a long time waiting. This one should be easy. Easy only if it looks like who it's supposed to look like. Working from a low resolution profile picture is difficult, but not as much a problem as never meeting the person in person. There can be a little nuance or quirk in a person's personality and manner that reveals itself in a close encounter. That little "spark" can be absent from a photo, and thus, missing from the portrait.
There are a few risks in doing what I'm doing by painting a fellow artist, then displaying it in public. First of all, obviously, you can make an utter and complete fool out of yourself. I'm good at doing that, so that doesn't bother me too much. The big risk is insulting the subject. That I worry about. It would bother me no end to receive an E-Mail from an artist saying "Parker...you insufferable fool! I don't want my name associated with that atrocious image of garbage you consider a portrait. Make amends or I'll sic the Mafia". Now that would really make me feel glum.