Tuesday, February 03, 2015

"Gillian" portrait 11x14

So fresh that there's shine-back on Gillian's hat. She sat so very well for the Goward House Portrait Painters today.

I was happy with the brush work and the colours even though the likeness turned out a wee bit cartoonish for my taste. Often a painting paints itself - I knew it was turning out like this but I didn't seem to have much control - just shows that a lot of painting gets done using the hidden recesses of the brain. It's not a bad painting, it's brushy and the paint is applied like colour tiles --- I'm sort of pleased with it.

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