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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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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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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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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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