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portrait in oil child


Portraiture is an exciting and most rewarding collaboration between artist and sitter and an opportunity to create something of value that will give lasting pleasure.

Shown here is a detailed small painting; on other pages you will find more examples of my work- quick pastel sketches, pastel portraits, more portrait paintings in oil and portraits of animals, which I hope will inspire you to commission a portrait or start painting!

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Exquisite Small Portraits painted in oil

These are very delicate and beautiful portraits. For this small painting I used a method based on a traditional layered technique and glazing which gives the skin tones and colours a delicate translucency. Unlike a sketch which can be painted in one sitting, detailed portraits can take many hours to complete resulting in a rich yet delicate patina.

This small portrait was painted on a fine portrait linen glued onto a panel.

shown here:

'Emma- Are you alright, Grandpa?'

oil on canvas

size 6x6" (15x15cm)

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