Lovely Jan. RTeally well done. You handled the shaded area so well.

Jan, your portraits are first class. The set up, with the face half in shadow and the light catching the eye, adds another dimension. Well done!!

Thank you for the encouraging comments, Jim and Marjorie!

Smashing painting, Jan, great portrait.

I know that feeling well, Jan. They are a big miss when Uni calls. This is a wonderful portrait and your use of light and shadow is excellent. The high and lowlights on the hair are SO well done, as is everything else, actually. Great work. Bri

This is so lovingly painted Jan, you must be so proud of her.

Thank you, Bri and Cesare, for your kind comments - much appreciated...

Thank you for the nice comment, Alan - yes, I'm very proud of her! :)

Such a beautiful and sensitive portrait, Jan. I take my hat off to you!

Thank you for your kind comments, Fiona and Russell!

That's beautiful Jan, so nice to have such a reminder of your daughter, I'm sure you'll miss her very much 😃

Thanks for the comments, Tony and Linda... yes, I'll miss her very much, especially as she's in the UK and we're in Kenya!

Love the light in this picture and the look in her eyes is just magical!

Marvellous portrait Jan....Blimey that’s some distance, UK / Kenya......she won’t be bringing her washing home!

Top drawer, Jan...super expression and superb high and low lights. Very well done...and so many of us will know exactly how you feel. Art can be therapeutic, though!

A beautiful portrait of your daughter Jan.

Many thanks for the encouraging comments, Heather, Fiona, Thalia and Margaret - much appreciated!

Great art work Jan. Lots of attention to detail.

Just looked at this again Jan, it really is a beautiful painting

Thank you very much, Russell - your portraits are stunning, so I appreciate the feedback...

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An oil painting of my daughter Zoe, who's 18... she's just left home for university, so this painting was a bit of therapy for me...!

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Jan Rossington

I'm an amateur artist and my favourite medium is oil. I particularly enjoy painting scenes of people using a palette knife. I've got a lot to learn about painting, but my goal is to keep improving. I try to enjoy the process of painting rather than worrying too much about what the final painting…

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