Fabulous - look forward to more portraits Tessa

No matter the subject a great portrait Tessa caught superb

That's a great portrait Tessa! The highlights add so much to give him life!

Excellent work.

Well done Tessa, really good start on your portrait journey!

So well done .

Many thanks Heather (portrait queen!), Dennis, Carole (glad you appreciated the highlights), Lewis (master of character!) Alan and Sylvia for your kind comments you lovely lot! Have a happy peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing more of all your work in 2020! 🙂 x

Well done. A great portrait.

Tessa this is wonderful, especially the glow you have achieved on the skin. He has such a strong presence I’m almost waiting for him to speak. Unbelievable that you have not dabbled in this area before, as it is extremely impressive. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy painterly New Year😊😊

That's brilliant for your first portrait Tessa, very accomplished work.

Thanks so much Christine, Carole and Linda. Love your comments! I did do a half decent self portrait when I was about 16 ( a wee while ago!). It hung in the hall of my parents house but no idea what happened to it (? skip maybe). Portraiture was what I hoped to do when I went to art college in the 70s but they weren’t interested in anything like that and knocked it out of me sadly. Never too late hopefully! Happy Christmas to you all. X

Superb in every respect, Tessa. Fabulous character and very believable emotions written on that face. The eyes have it. *smile* Bri

No mistaking who this is. Splendid.

Great portrait of a very fine player Tessa

Many thanks Bri, Margaret, Stephen and Russell for all your lovely comments and encouragement. I chose him to paint because I’m a bit of a fan and also was impressed by the fact that he bought cup final tickets a year or so back for the whole of his old school- thoughtful fella.

Wonderful portrait, Tessa!

An excellent portrait Tessa, great skin tones, the eyes are very good!

I like this Tessa, the mouth and eyes are particularly good

Many thanks Marjorie, Frank and Cesare. Much appreciated. X

Tessa you have captured this subject perfectly.

Wow! this is a very good portrait of Sterling! Instant eye-catch!

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on board 12x10” completed recently. I decided to try some portraits and this is the first done from a photo (no I couldn’t get him to sit for me!) . It took a heck of a lot of adjusting and readjusting along the way but I’m reasonably pleased with the result and think it’s about finished, and I really enjoyed the change from landscape to portrait.

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Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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