Old Farmer

Old Farmer
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I like this, Pat, though I really am not qualified to comment as portraiture is not my thing at all. The character comes through well in this I think...perhaps it could have been positioned slightly differently..the head is almost disappearing over the top of the support? Very effective though,..I love it.

What a wonderful 'lived in face' Pat, lots of character.

What a great character. I just love his ears.

The character shows through in your painting, I agree with Fiona

The only snag with this is the top of the head - there's about as much above the eyes as below them, but this chap looks a bit squashed. I should certainly have a go at more, though, because you've still caught a character. Some stronger shadows would have helped you mould the forms.

Hang on Studio Wall
31/03/2015
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My first attempt at an oil portrait, though adapted from a photo. It took a long time to paint as my initial drawing was not too accurate - but I enjoyed doing it, something new to try. It's a very different approach to my usual landscapes. I'll try a couple more portraits later this month and eventually throw away the photo idea, just paint from observation, which is what I prefer.

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Pat Thompson

I've been painting almost ten years, initially with watercolours, then moving on to oils and other media. I am self taught, though have attended several short painting courses. I paint as a hobby and also belong to 2 art groups in Yorkshire. I exhibit through them and local galleries. I loveā€¦

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