Acrylic on board 15cm x 12cm (6" x 4.5")
Photo reference on the computer
This is a painting of my youngest daughter. The photo reference was taken last year around her 18th birthday, and doing a portrait from it was supposed to be part of her present. I'm only ten months late!!
We had various people coming and going today and when I showed them the painting I made sure they got a very fleeting glimpse. Oh it looks just like her they all said, but with a longer glance one can see that it's not a very exact likeness at all. However, it is my first attempt at a portrait in acrylics and considering I've barely used my acrylics for the last 18 months I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
I had originally intended to paint a still life of some china and had taken these photos for art reference while having afternoon tea at a friend's house recently .
Another week passed and the beautiful spring weather made the balcony the perfect place to enjoy a spot of tea with a friend last weekend. So I took more photos with the idea of painting from one of them, but the portrait won out in the end.
Mmmm, mulberries my friend had picked off her own tree and brought along to have with our cuppa.
A beautiful specimen of the native Eremophila nivea is happily flowering in my garden for the third year running.
Please excuse the blurriness of the above photo.
My peach tree in blossom
I spotted this cute bobtail goanna while walking through local bushland last week.
One of my friends recently travelled to the south of Italy and took my book along for reading material. Here she is below in action! What great shots!
For a bit of fun, I would love to receive any photos to post here on my blog of people reading my book in exotic locations - whether it be while on holiday or even with an outlook distinctive to the area you live in. If you are too shy to feature in the photo, just my book and the scene would be fun too! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!