A commissioned wedding portrait

A commissioned wedding portrait
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You made a super job of this oil painting Margaret, the tartan is fine and quite lights up the scene being a good foil against the brides white dress

Thanks Ros. I can't say I really enjoy doing this sort of thing though. People who commission portraits always seem to want them to be exactly like photographs. I can't see the point personally because they might just as well HAVE a photograph. They could even have it printed on canvas to look like a painting!. I find it really boring and tedious just reproducing a photograph. I'm just glad this painting is finished and they like it!

Superb painting, but I know what you mean, and it's worse when they give you a bad photo.

Hang on Studio Wall
01/04/2015
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Just finished this wedding portrait. Oils on canvas. 24x18 inches. I found tartan rather difficult to paint !.

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Margaret Ellis

A professional artist and art tutor. Also a Prifessional Associate and demonstrator for the SAA. Lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

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