100 OIL PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS - Stape, 52/100, © Carol Nelson Fine Art
This is Stapleton Kearns, professional landscape painter living in New England. I first became aware of Stape's writing through his postings in Fine Art Views, a free art newsletter published by Clint Watson.
Stape's blog is a learning experience with wonderful examples of composition fundamentals and a wealth of artful tips. You should definitely bookmark his blog.
I had such fun painting this portrait of Stape taken by one of his students at one of his snow camp workshops. There's so many fun things in the photo - the two hats, the glasses, the condensation on his mustache, and fabulous lighting.
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