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Portrait painting of Liam

My son offered to sit for a portrait painting recently: “I’ll be your live model, Mummy! You can do a painting of me!” He sat very diligently for 10 minutes, trying not to move a muscle:   After a little … Continue reading

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Kris for JKPP: portrait progress shots

I snapped a few shots with my iPhone along the way during my portrait of Kris. Unfortunately, they’re a bit blurry, but you can still follow my progress. The interesting thing is that by the time I was at about … Continue reading

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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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Child Portrait Painting: “Ruby” or “Why can’t I beat my record number of Likes??”

“Perfectionist” is not a word used to describe me. If I get the job done in a satisfactory and efficient manner, I am happy. Usually. Until now. I want each painting I create to be better than the last. And … Continue reading

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Child Portrait Painting: “Tea Party” or “The Bossy Artwork”

Six years of a delectable bottle green in high school has led to my disaffection for green in most of its manifestations. The more observant of you will have noticed that there is not a whole lot of green in … Continue reading

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Child Portraits: “Girl in Pink” revisited

I spent Australia Day afternoon with my last piece of grey PastelMat paper and a quick painting of the Girl in Pink. I was feeling a little lazy when I started so didn’t do a detailed preliminary sketch… I just … Continue reading

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