Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Gilly  20x30cm Oil on canvas
This a relatively new path for me.  I would really like to explore portraiture more but it is a big ask to expect someone to sit for you for 2 or 3 hours.  Photographs are just not the same.  This small portrait is an image of my youngest daughter.  I read somewhere that if you can get the eyes, nose and mouth in correct relationship and proportions then you have the face.......everything else is extraneous.  
 I have painted this from a photograph, thinking that the handicap of doing so might be offset by my familiarity with the face.  It was a good exercise.

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