Browsing around, I discovered that if you go to a blogger's profile and click on the things they put down as 'interests' it takes you to pages of people who share similar interests. Given that one of mine is (allegedly) painting, I thought I'd better post one, just to prove it.
This is a portrait I'm currently working on, of a friend of mine called Maria. Click on it to make it bigger. In my defence, I'd say it isn't helped by the camera which has given it some noticeable 'pincushion' distortion (when this happens, the middle of the picture bulges towards you).
Anyone who has tried it will also admit that portraiture is probably one of the greatest challenges to a painter. Still, it is going OK and, most importantly, she likes it! (Well, she says she likes it.)
For anyone interested, it is oil on canvas, and is 24" x 28". I should add it is from life, not from a photo. I refuse to paint from photos these days.
Please do not comment on this painting unless you're going to say really nice things, as we artists are sensitive people!
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