Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. ~Oscar Wilde
I was in Stroudburg, Pa. today shooting a story when I saw a man painting portraits on the street. David Ohlerking’s sign advertised FREE PORTRAITS in 15 minutes.
I watched him work, catching the essence, not an exact replica of a person. You can see he’s just having fun working for tips. I dragged photographer Bob Ertel and producer Mina Sabet in to pose.
We stood as still as we could. Not easy. I love the results. What do you think?
It turns out the painting will take four days to dry. Ha. We have to figure out a way to get it from Stroudsburg to Philly. A great way to remember the day.
You can find David Ohlerking at davidohlerking.com