Wednesday, 28 April 2010

My second attempt at a pastel portrait. Am not totally happy with the final result.. lots of practice required me thinks!! When I look at the photograph I can see the mistakes or the bits that need changed... !! Guess I have to think about this one!! :-)
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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Posted by PicasaThis is my first ever pastel painting. I was inspired to try pastel by a fellow artist Alicia Sotherland who makes amazing pastel portraits. This particular portrait is from a photograph of an Irish fiddler taken by another artist friend Deborah O'Keefe - another very talented pastel artist.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

New Painting

I started this painting this afternoon and painted solidly for 3 hours. I am quite pleased with the outcome so far. it is the largest painting I have ever done (36" x 24" ) and is on oil on black gesso board. Still along way to go to the finished piece but hope to have it finished by the end of the week.