Portraiture

Family Portrait
Self-Portrait

Really enjoyed this oil painting of my son. It took me about 3 hours to complete but have to leave it to dry now. I don’t want to spoil it or loose any of the likeness to try and gain more of a likeness. It’s a difficult thing to do to know when to stop.

It’s good practice to do portraiture. It is teaching me to look, to observe and to keep going. Each time I do a portrait I get a little more confident. I gave not tried doing a full portrait yet with clothes or interiors or a still life. I think that is going to be my next challenge. there is so much to work on I can’t wait to get started.

Having graduated 20 years ago and only doing my MA is difficult because I feel I have 20 years of catching up to do. Not only that I didn’t go to university till I was 27 so there is another 7 years catching up to do at least. When I left school in 1986 the careers advisor asked me what I wanted to be. And I said an artist. His response was why ? Do you want to end up like Van Gogh ! If I had said yes I wonder where I would be now? So I have 27 years to make up for lost time! Getting to know more about other artists, their work and move my art forward. I feel I’m going as fast as I can at the moment but I want to do more and go faster ! I’m buying lots of second hand cheap books to make a collection of what I could have had by now!!

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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