Friday, June 8, 2012
"Portrait of Troy"
oil painting by Robin Dodge
Photograph by Mel Shockner
I was inspired by Rembrandt's masterful rendering of his subjects. He is regarded by many as the master of portrait painting, capturing their soulful essence.
My design strategy was to build on my existing skills as a portrait painter, pushing myself to transcend what I thought I knew and find what Rembrandt has to teach me. I wanted to capture the real Troy, a spark of his soul caught on canvas.
My work process was to, using the colors I saw in Rembrandt's work and go for it. I am very happy with the outcome.