Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Oil painting portrait update

Hello everyone.  I thought it was time to update you on the portrait I have been working on.  It is very close to being finished, perhaps another two lessons and it will be complete.  I have work to do on the lady's ear and hair, some tidying up of the windows and some other small details.

Yesterday's lesson had me working on the dress and I am very happy with how it has turned out.  In an earlier post, I expressed my distress at my teaching taking over my painting.  What I now do is have a small flat canvas nearby which she can use to show me techniques if she needs too.  I haven't actually said anything to her but I think having the canvas there has given her the message.  

So it's time to start thinking about what to paint next.  Maybe another portrait so I can practise my newly acquired skills.

Have a wonderful day.

Anne  xx


  1. Excellent idea. I like the gauziness of the fabric. Cherrie

  2. Haha!
    What a great way to solve your problem!
    Yes, the dress turned out beautifully, but I still love that pot!

  3. I love it - you should be very proud! xx

  4. Well done on resolving the situation without upsetting your teacher.

    Your lady is very lovely.

  5. Beautiful Anne, the dress is so pretty & feminine,love the lightness of it, you really have painted an heirloom for your family!!!
    Lots of love Karen x

  6. Looking really good now Anne, the curly hair looks really natural, good job! x

  7. Hey Anne, I'm with wilywagtail and love what you have done with the fabric and having a small canvas nearby for your teacher to demonstrate on is a brilliant idea............

    Up there for thinking as they say.

    Your portrait is looking better each time and I can't wait to see the finished picture.

    Claire :}

  8. More detail bit by bit is bringing your picture to life. Looking forward to seeing the finished portrait.
    Love from Mum

  9. A very clever solution! Love the painting too - you are so clever!

    Pomona x

  10. What a thoughtful way to deal with the situation. I'm sure your teacher prefered using the spare canvas.

    Your painting is very striking. I'm not sure if I would know when to stop. Thinking about it, I wouldn't know how to start either, so maybe its not a problem!

  11. The dress looks really good.
    That's such a great solution to keep the teacher off your painting.

  12. Beautiful painting, Ann. Keep up the portrait painting definitely. Take care, Sue x

  13. Wow Anne! Wow! You've been very busy whilst I've been offline. I love this. Super impressed. Amazing detail! You're very talented. I think portraits are so difficult - but this is beautiful. Love the detail of the fabric too.


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