Sunday portrait

This afternoon I was settling down to paint, thinking I’d do another landscape. But on last week’s New York Times spread out under my paints, there was a photo of the actor Javier Bardem that kept drawing my attention. Last night at a dinner party I’d seen a fascinating little self-portrait by an artist who became one of the first animators for Disney. Inspired, I decided to do a portrait, using Javier’s image as a starting point.


2 Responses to “Sunday portrait”

  1. 1 Patricia Okaya
    January 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Amy, I think you really caught him…I just saw an interview of him on TV. He’s doing a movie in his native Spain. He is a very good actor and married to Penelope Cruz. Smart guy.


    • 2 Amy
      January 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Mom – you are always so up on the arts! I had no idea who he was, but thought he looked a bit like Ken.

      I wasn’t really trying to get a likeness, but just using his dramatic features and presence to riff off of. Perhaps it helped that he is an actor.

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