I have been really busy recently, nervously getting myself ready for a Photography Workshop with the beautiful Brooke Shaden, which is being held in Melbourne later this week, as well as launching my online Black & White Portrait painting classes.
During the live Skills Sessions held at my art studio, that these online sessions are based on, I have enjoyed guiding small groups of students step by step through creating their own life like portraits.
As I demonstrated the techniques to be put to use, I was able to create my own Portrait as a guide for those attending. This was so awesome, because it is a rare opportunity for me to be able to just enjoy painting for the sake of painting as opposed to creating a series of works for Gallery representation.
The sense of relief was grand and I think eminent in the feeling that comes across in the finished piece. I love its rough edges and deep eyes and I especially love the freckles:
The following is an image of the finished piece in full:
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