“Portrait of Jeff Falk” by Michele Bledsoe
When it comes to painting, my favorite thing to do is sit in front of a blank canvas and just start drawing.
Stream of consciousness.
I don’t plan anything out.
I don’t make preliminary sketches.
I don’t use reference material.
I let the drawing take me where it wants to go.
Many artists have told me that portraits are hard.
They tell me it’s difficult to get a likeness..
I don’t listen.
That is why I can paint portraits
and capture a likeness.
I never stop to think whether or not I can or can’t..
I just do.
Such is life.