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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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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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“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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