Paintings by José Castro Dopico
For José Castro Dopico even a stain on the canvas is already an adventure. Since childhood he has shaped his penchant for drawing and, as a teenager, he entered the School of Arts and Crafts of A Coruña. He was drawing seven years, with pencil, charcoal and blending stumps until he managed to be part of a group that started in the art of oil painting.
He fails to define the painting and its personal meaning but it represents everything to him. Maybe he cannot live of it, but he knows that is his true calling. He thinks when talking about whether the artist born or made, It should be taken into consideration that first there is a process that tilts you toward something you like and then a profession, a doing. Without work the goals are not achieved. The career of a painter should be based on continuous learning.
In the past, the artist cornered the picture one year. After that time he returned again at it and analyzed it. He has never rushed nor considered a work finished off. He thinks there is no perfection, only better and worse artworks.
In the portrait you have to know to capture the proper position, as the artwork should have personality.
You have to talk to the portrayed and watch their reactions and bring out the inner self to capture the essence of the person. There are four facets to a painter, which are: drawing, still life, landscape and finally, portrait, which are the steps to follow.