The Portrait Painter's Way
How to create a great painting and get the likeness
by Bobbi Baldwin
This book is a "must have!" for all artist who are painting portraits. There is a very deep sense of understanding that you will gain through her writing, illustrations, and photos - like no other teacher you have encountered. She is precise and consistent in her dedication to create a clear idea of the process for all students to achieve strong work.
Author Bobbi Baldwin is a versatile painter who works mostly in oil, soft pastel, and bronze. Her paintings are both figurative and expressive, while her portrait and still life work are completely lifelike in a romantic realism. The portraits are meticulously created with the clear and deep feeling of life exuding from every detail and stroke. The paintings reminiscent of Renoir or Sargent are both vibrant and strong in color and composition.
With great epiphanies of awareness, collectors become enthralled with her technical insights to create with two different methods ranging from the layering of an under painted, grisaille & bistre (dating back to Renaissance painters) and the method of painting directly on canvas pushing the strength of brilliant, beautiful color. Progression towards illuminating vibrancy in color has been a drive in Bobbi’s work as well as creating a feeling of motion and movement.
You will also find information and procedures to help you make your career move into selling your work.