My Great Niece

My Great Niece

A lovely drawing, Val. I agree about taking a 'relaxed' approach when trying for a likeness, I find often that when I'm not 'trying' too hard I get the best results. Weird.

Thanks Lewis. I find that the paintings/drawings I'm most happy with are on the backs of failed paintings or odd scraps of grubby paper :)

This one is a good portrait, very expressive, Val.

Very cute Val 👍🏻

She looks beautiful Val, a gorgeous little portrait! I'm yet to try a portrait - I'm too scared😂

It's a fabulous drawing Val

She is lovely, Val. A beautiful drawing, perfectly executed.

Gorgeous drawing, Val. It's so difficult drawing young children because their skin is virtually flawless with not a wrinkle in sight. Highlights and shadows are the devices I use, or try to. Great expression Bri

Lovely drawing,in fact a Great drawing of a Great niece.

She is a delight Val.

A super pencil drawing of a little beauty Val :)

What a delightful little lady well done Val

Thank you so much everyone you are all such a boost with your kind comments.

Get some more pencil portraits done Val, this is great. Likenesses are very hard!

Thanks Marjorie, I really appreciate it coming from someone who is so good at portraits.

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Pencil sketch. I've tried to paint her in pastel twice and again in watercolour and wasn't pleased with the result but this pencil sketch which I didn't take as seriously turned out to be the best likeness! Always the case isn't it? :) C & C very welcome as I'm not a portrait painter.

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Val Kenyon

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…

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