Portraiture and composition

Doing a really good picture is much more that an accurate portrayal of the individual. There is an abstract quality to the overall design that has to work too. Last term at the academy was spent on developing compositional awarenes both in figure painting and also doing pure abstract work. More on abstraction later. Here is a traditional painting of Jean in her lounge, awaiting the arrival of her grandson.

Oil painting 24″x18″

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