y Facial Landscapes
are part of my High School Portraits
project, to paint every student in my Venice High School graduating class from their photos in the Year Book. I was getting a little bored with the composition of my portraits, as all the reference photos are setup the same, including just the shoulders and head of each student. I was looking for another way in which to compose the portraits and challenged myself by seeing if I could treat a portrait as a landscape, spreading the terrain of the face across a horizontal vista. This is the result, so far.