Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Elegant at 40
(Above) Elegant at 40
Mixed media on 100% cotton rag, acid free paper
I've recently been busy working on a commissioned portrait. Working to commission inevitably creates its own particular challenges and I've ripped up quite a few drawings and paintings along the way. These three paintings have survived the process. Curiously enough, the painting that pleases me the most (and happily the commissioner) is the one which in terms of a direct likeness is the least successful : Elegant at 40. However, if the likeness isn't quite there, the painting holds its own.
Below : Portrait of a Lady (Seated)
14cm x 19cm
Mixed media (Windsor & Newton indian ink, Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink, Caran d'ache Neocolour II, Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayons) on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper.
(Below) Portrait of a Lady
Mixed media (watercolour crayons, Indian ink, acrylic ink, Caran d'Ache Neocolour II water-soluble wax crayons) on 100% cotton rag, acid free paper.
11.5cm x 16.5cm
Posted by Hannah Barnes at 03:54