If you were a layman, the eyes could deceive you. Because if you go online to view some of the mens portraits that have been produced over the years, noticing how all picture perfect they are, you could rightfully be deceived into thinking that today’s advanced software technologies have taken care of most of the work that goes into producing such a perfect presentation. In thinking this, you are, of course, partially correct.
But behind the scenes, whether authentic photographic techniques have been harnessed for classic black and white prints or fine natural color productions – or the artist has weaved his customary magic to lift the mixed oils or water paints or acrylics – from his pallet and apply it to his canvas, a lot more artistic genius goes into producing portrait sized works of art that are, to put it in no other terms, picture perfect.
It is not only mens portraits that are causing online viewers to wonder and admire. Landscapes and still lifes, whether photographic impressions or painted, continue to capture the viewers’ imagination. If that has been done, then the artist has done his work rather well. Taking full account of what he has before him a chiseled or dumpy impression of a gentleman, or a bowl of colorful fruits, or a landscaped scene gray and dull as the day, or resplendently lit up with all the colors of the rainbow by the glorious sunshine the artist utilizes all the recesses of his imagination to come up with something visually resplendent that allows his viewers to work up their own imaginings and thought processes.
But the artist’s work can get out there quicker than you can say hello world. That’s thanks to the new technologies already mentioned earlier.