Saturday, November 7, 2015

Portraits of St. Louis Artists: Henryk Ptasiewicz

Henryk Ptasiewicz 1

Finally getting around to editing pictures from the annual St. Louis artists studio open house weekend. It took place over a month ago. I go from place to place, learn about the artists and their work, then ask if I can take some candid portraits in their workspace.

This is my friend Henryk Ptasiewicz, who has appeared in these pages before. I first met him when he was painting en plein air in Citygarden while I was shooting downtown. His style is at once fresh, original and accessible, using loose brushstrokes to create a rhythm of vivid and darker colors.

More of these to come.      

Henryk Ptasiewicz 2

6 comments:

s.c said...

Indeed nice paintings where you can see that its done with paint and paintbrush and not with photoshop.

Kate said...

Both Henryk and his portraits are quite handsome.

Sharon Anck said...

Great portraits of a very talented man.

William Kendall said...

I do like his artistic style.

Bibi said...

Very nice. I like how they're both seated in a similar manner.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent portrait shot Bob, I do remember Mr. Ptasiewicz painting en plein air, he has muchas talent!