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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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Renovation Sale – ends 30 June!

Please help me clear out some art before our renovations! I have displayed some items for sale here. Those of you familiar with my old work, I am also willing to sell any old ones you like including: the acrylic … 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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Giving Oil Pastels Another Go

You may recall the workshop I attended in February run by David White where I tried using oil pastels for the first time and despaired at the result. I don’t like being beaten by arts supplies, so for Mothers’ Day, I … Continue reading

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Creating Carl: iPad Art with ArtRage

Creating iPad art is easy with ArtRage. I think it feels as close to real painting as you could expect from a tablet. I’ll show you how I use it, but the best way to work it out is to … 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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Portrait Artists Know How to Party!

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I had joined Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. It’s a virtual portrait party where portrait artists working in all styles and media come together to create images of each other. It is … Continue reading

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Portrait Painting My Way: Workshop 4: Colour Theory

This isn’t so much a workshop as an information portal on colour. There have been millions of words written about colour theory, some fascinating and some bamboozling. I want to show you what I have found helpful so far in … Continue reading

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