An artist's introduction 2/5: “look closely.” when we mean “look carefully.” get up close to the subject, magnify, omit unnecessary details, inspect.
when painting a portrait it's important to look closely. you want the subject to speak through you, and because of that you need to listen, to stare, to do everything you can to understand.
interpret and then reinterpret what it is you see, until the meaning changes, gets closer. especially if you're painting a portrait of a portrait.
zoom zoom zoom. #neilbhat
the painting: and narcissus (2018), 48"x 48", mixed media on canvas.