The Turquoise Hat
Oil on stretched linen 70cm / 50cm. My biggest canvas to date and my first oil portrait. My daughter is very fair skinned so the skin tones don't show up very well, ( not a good photograph ) but they are better "in the flesh" so to speak ( forgive the pun !!). I've fought with this for a few weeks and there is one area I've changed time and time again . I'm still not happy with it but was in danger of ruining it completely. I'm hoping all you expert portrait painters out there will point me in the right direction, I'm sure, just by looking at it, you will know which area I am talking about !
About the Artist
I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…View full profile