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This is a small selection of oil and pastel children’s portraits by the artist.
Pastel portraits are possibly the best medium to capture the freshness and vitality of a child’s face. Oil portraits are more suitable for a 3/4 length or full length painting, where the position or ‘attitude’ also tells a story.
Children are not genetically programmed to sit still for long periods of time, so for my child portraits, I work in oils or pastels from photographs which I take myself in my studio in Somerset. Just one single photographic sitting is required and this usually lasts up to half a day. This enables me to establish a good rapport with your child – essential for a good portrait. And to ensure a body of high quality photographs from which to work. It also gives me the opportunity to make observations and colour notes, all of which help me to I get the best child portrait possible.
It is generally a very relaxed process which the children seem to enjoy.
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