Painting someone you know well is very tough. You simply can't capture all the nuances of the personality, those hints of shared memories. And then there's the reaction of your model, who always thinks he's a bit younger and better looking than that, surely?
About this blog
I love to talk about my paintings – and often do, as my long-suffering friends will attest. These are some of the stories I tell people who ask, "So what were you thinking about when you painted this one?"