Boiling down the essence of expressions is an instinct I think most artists resist. We are often trained to focus on detail and realism. Focused observation can reveal hints of emotion and even exact emotions, but so does a photograph. Perhaps, letting go of the real and just allowing the heart to express what it perceives feels like is the key.

What does this face express to you?

Subject: I have to give credit to my inspiration for these paintings: Juan Martinez Parente.

Materials: watercolour paper, dry pastels, white-tinted acrylic varnish

Dimensions: 8.5” (21.6cm) x 5.5” (14cm)

Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @


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