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Portrait of Young Woman II

Portrait of a Young Woman II, acrylics, 55 x75 cm, 23 x 30″ acrylics on Canson

Looking again to capture the image and personality of this attractive and strong young woman, I again was inspired by the principles of portraiture laid out by Rembrandt.

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Portrait of a Teenage Girl

I did this portrait following as closely as I could Rembrandt’s approach to portrait painting.   However he used oil paints and I use acrylics.  Blending with acrylics is problematic as they dry so quickly so you have to paint afresh where planes join, although retarders help.  His models were in person whereas I use photos, as do most of us given the hours and hours it takes to paint a portrait.  Some do a combination of a sitting during which they take photos and work from them later.  In the British national portrait competition they had a model  and all the artists worked from photos while the sitter could move around freely and talk to the interviewer.  Not all photos are professionally done so the lighting is not easy to deal with, as was the case with the photo I used here.  The subject was in a snow scene, cheeks red here and there from the cold and hardly any shadows from the diffuse lighting.   

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Portrait of a Teenager

Portrait of a Teen, acylics

This portrait was done in acrylics. There is no under painting. Multiple light sources add complexity. Blonde hair is the most challenging sort. She is entirely in possession of her youth, just now becoming aware of her beauty.

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Avec Ma Fille a Paris

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Avec Ma Fille a Paris, With My Daughter in Paris. At Notre Dame

Avec Ma Fille
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Hungarian Woman 111

Acrylics, 20 x 24,” 50 x 60 cm

This is based on a portrait of a friend.  Despite all the decoration she is still clearly there!  

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Art People and portraits

Woman, With Hair

Woman, With Hair, acrylics on Canson30 x 40 cm, 11.8 x 15.7″   Woman, With Hair, acrylics on Canson30 x 40 cm, 11.8 x 15.7″  

All prints are on 12 x 16″/30 x 40 cm, high quality paper

Highest quality Giclée print, limited edition signed $60

Unlimited edition high quality print $35

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Double Take!

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Double Take, portrait
Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
Double Take, portrait
Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
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A Portrait of a Woman of Power and Judgment

A digital portrait, done from scratch on my Wacom tablet.

 

 

Woman, digital portrait, prints only

 

 

 

[wpecpp name=”Woman, digital Nancy glicee print” price=”60″]

 

[wpecpp name=”=”Woman, digital Nancy Unlimited edition” price=”35″]

 

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Girl with Stuffed Animal, watercolor painting

Girl with Stuffed Monkey

 

In private collection

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Woman in a Van Gogh Field

I joined with two other artists in Valencia to hire a model with whom we enjoyed working.  She is able to hold long poses.  Over three hours I painted her in acrylics and later added the clothing and background.   I took as inspiration for the background the landscape paintings of Van Gogh, with a twist.

Woman In a Van Goghish Field, 75 x 36 cm, 30 x 14″ acrylics on paper