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Double Portraits, Double the Fun!

The City of Ryde annual art show is coming up in October and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. When contemplating a subject for my entry, I decided that a double portrait would be ideal. The interaction … Continue reading

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Too Busy for Words

After finishing Ashley, I watched this demo which inspired me to buy and I created

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“Ashley” Week 3: Diary of a Child Portrait Painting

Well, I didn’t do any oil sketching during the week, but I did eat quite a bit of chocolate. It’s important to achieve goals one sets for oneself … This week I am looking at the overall painting – particularly … Continue reading

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“Ashley” Week 2: Diary of a Child Portrait Painting

The paint is dry enough now for me to continue work on this child portrait painting. Local photographer, Nicole Anderson, has been kind enough to send me the original of the reference photo I have been working from. There is … Continue reading

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“Ashley” Week 1: Diary of a Child Portrait Painting

Time to dust off the paint brushes and prise the lids off the paints: it’s my first oil portrait painting for quite some time. I’m very excited about this one. I was originally approached to do this portrait two years … Continue reading

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Portrait Commission “The Happy Couple”: The Home Stretch

Well, here we are, one week further into my latest portrait commission as promised…. And voila, a beautiful smile for my girl!

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“The Happy Couple” Portrait Commission – Work In Progress

My latest portrait commission is of this very happy and gorgeous couple. It is moving along veeery slowly as I want to create a portrait that the couple and family will cherish. There are quite a few challenges here: a … Continue reading

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