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iPad portrait painting with the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

I’m back to iPad portrait painting! I lost interest a few years ago – it was too laggy and difficult to be precise with a stylus. I traded up to an iPad Pro last year et VOILA – with the … Continue reading

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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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Portrait paintings in my new studio

Those of you following my Facebook page couldn’t help but notice that I HAVE A NEW STUDIO. This is the (tidy) studio just after I received my custom-made pinboard from Designer Pinboards. I’ve been churning out some small oil studies … 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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“International” Portrait Swap

Every year in November, the Wetcanvas portrait forum holds an international portrait swap. Last year, I did an oil painting of Melissa from Michigan, USA. This year I was partnered with Edgar who studies at Meadowbank TAFE less than 5 … Continue reading

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Colouring in: Another oil pastel portrait

I’ve had another go at the oil pastel portrait technique David White showed me. I thought I would try to use the pastels in a more painterly way as Jacquie has such beautiful, smooth skin. I found I could blend … Continue reading

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A long time between iPad paintings

I don’t know whether the rest of you are the same, but I seem to have bursts of obsession with particular media. I might spend a month making a mess with charcoal, the next, covered in pastel dust then weeks … 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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Lucian Freud and Me

Source: Royal Academy of Arts For anyone interested in Freud‘s methods or what he would have been like to sit for, “Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud” by Martin Gayford is a fascinating … 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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