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family portraits

A Portrait of Tamara

This is a portrait painting of a graduate. The post details the process and painting in detail.

A painting of a graduate

This painting was the fourth painting commissioned by return clients. It is of their son who recently graduated from the National College of Ireland in Maynooth. The clients wanted to capture him in his graduation gown in front of the… Continue Reading →

A Drawing of a Young Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this portrait is very fitting for this time of the year. It was commissioned as a Christmas present from the young man in the picture to his girlfriend. He wanted to capture a moment… Continue Reading →

Two Family Portrait Paintings

These two paintings were completed in October for one client. They were quite straight forward. I worked from one photograph for each painting. I thoroughly enjoyed the process as the photos were very interesting, taken on a sunny day with… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2019

The time is flying, a new year has begun and I wanted to wish everybody a very happy one. I wanted to thank all of you who are following my blog and all my portrait adventures and all of my… Continue Reading →

Bride and Groom Drawing

This drawing is 30 x 40cm in size and drawn with graphite pencils on paper. I use mostly Staedtler pencils on Fabriano paper with cotton. I use a HB pencil to sketch the initial portrait and then work with 2B,… Continue Reading →

Boy Painting

This painting was a present for the client’s partner. He provided me with a really detailed photograph so my most challenging job was to make it into a unique portrait. The painting was 30 x 40 cm in size painted… Continue Reading →

Bride Portrait

This is a wedding portrait painting commissioned as an anniversary present for the bride in the image. The client, her husband, wanted to keep the same background as in the reference photo. It was a lovely photograph to work from… Continue Reading →

A drawing of a flutist

This drawing was completed a couple of months ago. It was the forth portrait I completed for the client. The lady pictured is his daughter who is a professional musician. The photograph was taken in the eighties and the portrait… Continue Reading →

Couple Painting

I completed this painting at the end of May. The photograph is of the couple at their engagement party. The clients, the couple’s children, commissioned the painting as a 50th anniversary present. The photo was only available in black and… Continue Reading →

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