Artwork / 2019 / Sanchioni

Sanchioni, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches

Sanchioni’s favorite color is black—a choice that, in my experience, is almost as rare as Lidia’s! In fact, the series that both Sanchioni and Lidia’s portraits belong to provides an excellent snapshot of color preferences as I understand them from my (extremely unscientific) observations since 2003, when I started painting people and asking them about their favorite color. A full third of the participants in the series chose blue! Its popularity is why I almost always have four or five different blue pigments on my palette at any given moment.

You can see the making of Sanchioni’s portrait in this video, and there’s more about the portrait collection in this blog post. For more about my encounter with Sanchioni, check out this blog post.