Flossie’s Clock


A wonderful piece of work.

This is just brilliant, Diana. I have no other words for this beauty!

This is amazing, Diana!

A tender and considerate piece of work. I really like the monotone treatment.

Thank you Lewis. I took the easy option of doing a tonal study here. I like the result though. Thank you very much Colette. I seem to enjoy portrait painting as more often pleased with the results than other subjects Thank you Mia. That’s so lovely to read. Sometimes, well often, I get quite emotional reading the feedback. Thank you very much Cesare. I’m glad you think so. Thank you Brian. Apart from not worrying about colour, I think the limited palette gives atmosphere.

This is amazing Diana!

Thank you very much Katy . I really enjoyed working on this and sad surprised how quickly I completed it

This is adorable Diana. I love the freckles over her nose and face and the exquisite pursing of her lips. A beautiful monochromatic portrait with such marvellous tonal values.

I love monochrome work, Diana, this is so sensitively done.

An absolute beauty of a portrait - first class Diana

Thank you Carole. I loved painting the freckles and sequins. Thank you Jenny. I’m also attracted to monochrome work. Photographs in B&W too. Thank you Dennis. I’ve really enjoyed painting this one. Thank you Heather. I can’t take credit for the reference photo though. My daughter took it

Simply stunning. I love it.

Thank you Judith. It’s rather special painting your grandchildren

It is very hard to paint children. You have excelled.

Beautiful Diana.

What a beautiful sensitive painting of a moment in time. One to treasure.

Exquisite portrait Diana.

Gorgeous girl beautifully portrayed Diana, superb.

This is superb Diana, and you have captured one of life’s simple childhood pleasures so beautifully. Very well done.

Thank you Gudrun. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you Romila. Monochrome work seems to appeal to many people. Good morning Val-Irene. Thank you for you lovely comment. I love painting children but your right about it being difficult to get the balance of strength of tonal values and young skin tones. Thank you Diana. I will be seeing the little girl later today so wonder what she will think Hello Christine and thank you for your lovely comment. G to his little girl is 5 and changing / maturing so fast. It’s lovely to catch a moment on paper. Thank you Fiona. I struggled with her mouth and if one feature is slightly off, the likeness can be lost Grayson Perry says that a likeness isn’t always priority!! Thank you Russell. I feel so privileged to have such passion for painting and the ability to create something that can bring joy to others We , as artists have so much to be grateful for. Thank you Tessa. I struggled with her mouth and thought it looked out of proportion but I’m actually happy with it overall.

Beautiful work Diana, a very special painting indeed! :- )

Thank you Andrea. I really enjoyed this.

Lovely, sensitive work, I like Flossie's intensive expression.

Thank you Stephen. It’s serious work getting the windows speed right 👍

Delightful painting Diana! I don't think it needs any lifting and sepia was a good choice.

A gorgeous portrait Diana. And technically brilliant. What a fantastic gallery too.

Outstanding work Diana!

Thank you Linda. I think the colour adds to the character. Thank you Chris and I appreciate you having a look at my gallery. Fiona and Andrew, your enthusiastic feedback is so encouraging and very much valued. Thank you

Beautiful, as always!

Posted by Emma P on Mon 12 Oct 14:42:48

A beautiful portrait, Diana!

Thank you Emma and Anne I really appreciate your interest.

Lovely work

Thank you very much Ceri. Precious moments

Thank you Maureen.

Such an adorable painting - beautifully captured.

Thank you Fran. It will always be a lovely memory.

Delightful study, Diana.

Hang on Studio Wall

Half Imperial sized watercolour on Saunders Waterford high white, cold pressed paper. In retrospect, Sepia wasn’t the best choice as it’s staining and much of my work is lifted

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Diana Boanas

Jut before retiring from teaching , I returned to painting after a 40 year gap. I did O level then half an A level in art ,followed by a bit of oil painting ,printing and ceramics as part of a primary teaching course but haven't touched it since. I was bought a sketch book and pencils while on…

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