View Full Version : Great portrait artist site!

Neal Glover
11-28-2000, 11:52 AM
Somehow I have overlooked http://www.portraitartist.com/ despite months of searching for portrait artists works to marvel at. If you enjoy looking at the work of others, and a variety of mediums and techniques, you should visit this site.

They have over 100 portrait artists in their two galleries each displaying a dozen or so of their works. There is also a message forum.

Whew though, some of those portrait fees!!


11-29-2000, 04:28 PM
another fine artist site to check out is Richard Miller...whom I've chatted with a few times. Excellent portraitist and fine painter in general. http://www.richardmiller.com/

Pricey, well...yep, some are about $40,000

I had hopes at one time climbing that portraiture ladder, doing more specialized portraits over sporting subjects. I've been stuck at that $2000-$4000 range for a long long time...and lately not as busy with it. But, then again...I've been pursuing other things a bit more diligently.

thanks for sharing...I bookmarked it!

Larry http://lseiler.artistnation.com

Neal Glover
11-29-2000, 05:01 PM
I'm heading to Richard Miller's site to check it out right now, thanks for another link!!

I spent half a day just hitting all the artists on the portrait artist's site and viewing the thumbnails of their works. Now I'm going to have to back through them all again to view the images full size and check out some of the lessons, tutorials, etc. I noticed listed but foolishly forgot to bookmark.

What I wouldn't give for something faster than a dial-up right now http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

12-16-2000, 09:49 PM
Ive had that site bookmarked for a long time Neal...June Blackstock is one of the first portrait artist I noticed and to me the very best!...Looking at her works really inspired me and started me painting for the first time http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

My dream is to become as good as her!


12-19-2000, 01:58 AM
The link above for portrait artist Richard Miller does not seem to work.
Try this: http://www.prtraits.com/rmiller/rmiller.htm

His portraits are good but he is not one of my favourite portrait artists.
The fact that he works from photos (at least for some of the portraits shown in the site above, for the poses are such that they cannot be held for long time) does show that a "good" portrait artist can work from photos and still produce work of superior quality.


01-26-2001, 07:28 PM
The best way to learn portrait painting is from life. There are life drawing/painting workshops out there with live models that are reasonable. Even if someone is not proficient, everyone is usually working at their own level/experimentation at the time.
If there isn't one organize one and go to the universities or colleges for information about available models. I was in a group in Illinois that did this and met in someone's home. There are a lot of good resources in the library.

01-29-2001, 07:04 PM
Interesting comments and links ... thank you all. I would add that many illustrious painters have worked 'from' photographs, not the least of which were the likes of Gaugin and Picasso. For me, a professional photographer and amateur painter, the whole point of painting is to create something other than a photographic likeness. If its realism I'm after, the camera is unbeatable, for sure. But even my more abstract paintings often have their origin in a photograph.