Fabulous portrait catherine

I'm usually a little hesitant to comment on portraits and figure paintings as I have very little experience with regard to them, but I really like this piece. The composition and pose is excellent, and there's so much personality and vitality in the piece. Superb work.

I agree this is excellent Catherine, love the casualness of her pose and you have caught that perfectly here in your oil portrait of her

A fine addition to your excellent gallery.

This is a beautiful portrait Catherine, no need to say anything else! I've just seen your wonderful 'gallery' and it's inspired me to 'have a go' at painting a portrait with water colour - very scary!

David, so glad you are inspired to have a go with watercolour portraits! I'm sure you'll soon love them! Many thanks for all the lovely comments.

Hang on Studio Wall

My neighbours' teenaged daughter agreed to sit for me for this full length oil on canvas portrait - such composure just at that terrifying stage of exams and life choices. The pose contains several references to her full and happy life.

About the Artist
Catherine Beale

I am a painter specialising in light-filled watercolours. I am particularly drawn to larger-than-life sized head and shoulder portraits where there is space for watercolours to flow and “sing”. I am recently experimenting with new surfaces that allow my watercolours to hang unglazed - what I call…

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