Margot Landels Art
Portraits, Animals, Landscapes, etc.


(posted on 18 Sep 2013)

Recently an artist friend remarkd on the smiles of my portrait subjects. "How could a sitter force a smile for so long?" was her queston. I asked her how often could I find sitters to sit long enough and often enough for a painting, as long as I live here in this isolated setting.

I like to take a number of photos of a person and arrange as I see fit. A smile is a way of expessing something important about a person that a more serious pose cannot. Some people have spectacular smiles as well as spectacular warmth.