By Tom Phillips (1985ish) of Brian Eno. Seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Apparently Tom Phillips is also a composer and taught Brian Eno.
I like the mark making of red lines which lift the turquoise colours.
Could you recognize Eno? Does it matter?
Of course my rendition just about touches on the colourings, and I used some red paint graphically to show highlights, but it left me feeling uncomfortable and unsatisfied. There is quite a lot of skill in Tom Phillips painting even though it looks like random splodges, and I wasn't quite able to get that. I found it hard to let go of what I knew and what I felt I needed to put in in order to read a face. Phillips didn't put in Eno's left eye and the right is without a pupil or highlight to bring it to life, but he's managed to convey a sense of the sitters gaze and state of mind.
That just about completes the 3 month visual diary. I want to go back over one or two things, but I'll do a posting of all the pages when I've finished. It was good fun!