Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter!
“I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and hands. They tell the story or create an interesting pose.”
Wow, they’re amazing. I’ve not heard of Michael Carson before. I can see what he means about the faces and hands. They’re incredible – the way he gets the feeling into the expressions. I’d love to be able to paint like that.