Portrait Paintings

2014 November Portrait 1 2014 November Portrait Ben

The above two portraits were painted last year in a live model portrait class taught by Drewfus Gates at the now defunct Claremont School of Art. We had each model for a total of 9 hours – 3 hours per week over 3 weeks.  I had completely forgotten about these pictures, and just rediscovered them….they look better to my eyes with the passage of time.

Oil painting – various brands

2014 November Nikolai Fechin Copy Acylic2014 November Nikolai Fechin Copy Acylic 1

These are copies painted in acrylic of Nikolia Fechin works – I adore his portrait and people studies, he had a real connection with each of his sitters. The proportions of my paintings are not quite correct compared with his originals but they look OK as people pictures.

Acrylic paint – Atelier interactive brand

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Not a self portrait!

20150825 Not a Self Portrait This is an acrylic painting from last term….a studio painting class at Fremantle School of Art. The teacher wanted everyone to paint a self-portrait but I’ve done a few of those before and wanted to do something different. I’d had my eye on this sheeps skull on the shelf for a few weeks so opted to paint it instead. It was quite a challenge as it was really mostly cream in colour, only reflected light from the maroon walls and blue light from the window gave any sense of shape…plus the second week was very overcast making the skull very flat so I had to guess colour and form.